Do hens act differently when about to lay?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by punkin, Jun 27, 2008.

  1. punkin

    punkin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do hens have "tells" when they are about ready to start laying? [​IMG] Last night, one of my blue andalusians (19 wks) payed alot of attention to one of the fake eggs in the nest box. She rolled it several times with her foot & seemed to be very curious. She would stand over it and walk around it. This went on for about an hour. I thought I might have an egg this morning, but I didn't. Am I too anxious? What do ya'll think?
     
  2. blueskylen

    blueskylen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd like to know this also. I don't have any fake eggs in the nest boxes - should I? Mine are 12 weeks old now, and I have started looking in the coop for eggs already.
     
  3. ravenfeathers

    ravenfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my hen purrs and chatters to herself while making a nest and trying it out 452357298 times. [​IMG]
     
  4. chicamama

    chicamama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:lol...guess that's where the term "nesting" came from for new human mamas.
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    on that note, i have one RIR who's been chatty to herself lately. [​IMG]
     

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