Egg laying trance???

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by mamahen2011, Sep 30, 2011.

  1. mamahen2011

    mamahen2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, curious ... what do your girls do when they lay???

    I've watched my girls lay a few times and Justina seems to just watch what's going on around her, twitching her head this way and that or fiddling around with the shavings around her. Gracie seems to go into a trace-like state ... she just stares off in one direction. (I haven't seen Elenor lay yet - but she is LOUD about announcing the deed when it's done! LOL)
     
  2. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

    Jul 18, 2010
    Central Florida
    Most of mine sit in the nest box facing the back of the bucket. It's rare that I catch one where I don't see their butt sticking out!
     
  3. peewee918

    peewee918 Out Of The Brooder

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    Most of my hens go in a trance. I can sit there and pet them when normally I wouldn't be allowed to even touch them! I do have a couple of hens that do express their discontent though! lol!
     

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