getting ready dance?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bturbo87, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. bturbo87

    bturbo87 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2010
    so we just got into chickens this year and are already up to roughly 90 however all we bought were either already laying, or puzz butts. i know that most of my girls should be reaching POL soon( theyre all about 6 months and have started to go really red). but what i have been seeeing alot of lately is they will be going about theyre business, then run off into a corner and sit, then huff and puff and breathe hard for a few minutes, then stand up and walk off like nothing ever happened im wondering and hopeing that this little dance is all practice for when the eggs start to come down the chute, has anyone experienced actions like this, or am i just getting my hopes up?
  2. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2010
    stuart florida
    I think you should keep your eyes open for hidden eggs if they aren't running to a nest box and doing the dance, my andalusian does that when she's deciding where to lay her egg, I found a hidden nest and broke her of that nest by locking them up for 2 days, now they all lay where they are supposed to, except for 1 and she better not be laying at all yet.

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