Do they act sick before they lay there first egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Hegatha, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. Hegatha

    Hegatha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mooshu my barred rock has been hanging out in the coop all day today and she seems down and quite? Is this a sign of her going to lay an egg or could she be sick? She did run from me when I went to pick her up. But she wont eat treats or come out of the coop. She five months.
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  2. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I've never noticed any "acting sick". Is her comb red? Has she squatted at all? When you say she is hanging around the coop, is she in a nesting box, or just standing lethargically somewhere?
     
  3. Hegatha

    Hegatha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Shes just standing in the corner her comb is red and really big for three weeks now but I havent seen her squatting.
     
  4. carrlr

    carrlr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have never noticed any "acting sick" either before they lay. I suggest doing a little research on here about "eggbound" as that might provide a possiblity for her behavior. Best wishes to Mooshu!!
     
  5. Hegatha

    Hegatha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well she finally started acting normal today around 2pm. So Im hoping maybe she was just sleepy today lol.
     

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