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Does this mean she's going to lay soon?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Blueicebird, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. Blueicebird

    Blueicebird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I caught Blondie laying down in the next box when I came home in the afternoon. Do they generally start playing with the boxes before they start to lay? Or do they use them for sleeping too?

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  2. jacyjones

    jacyjones Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine both lay and sleep in their boxes. It is usually when the chicken squats for you that she is about to start laying [​IMG]
     
  3. confusedturtle

    confusedturtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not sure but I would think it is a good sign, she is showing interest in the nest boxes [​IMG]
     
  4. This_chicks_place

    This_chicks_place Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If she is lifting the hay and tossing it behind her, she's nesting and I would say she about to lay an egg for you! [​IMG]
     
  5. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    Yup. They like to "play house" a bit before they start to lay. I'm sure there is a scientific reason behind it, but I think it is really just to screw with our heads. [​IMG]
     
  6. Blueicebird

    Blueicebird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I caught my Rhode Island Rock laying in a little dirt pit with hay and random bits, not dust bathing but just laying there. I wonder... Hmm. Getting exciting! [​IMG]
     

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