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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by meme2zal, Jan 20, 2015.

  1. meme2zal

    meme2zal Out Of The Brooder

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    I need help! The last few days I have caught one of my hens coming out of the nest box. When she gets out she starts picking up shavings from the floor throwing them onto he back and behind her. When I check the nest there is NO egg. Can someone PLEASE help and tell me what and why she is doing!!!!
     
  2. justplainbatty

    justplainbatty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    has she ever laid before? If she hasn't started yet, she is about to.
     
  3. meme2zal

    meme2zal Out Of The Brooder

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    yes .... I usually get an egg from her and her sister everyday however the last week it has been crazy. some times every day sometimes every other ...thanks for the help
     
  4. justplainbatty

    justplainbatty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's not unusual for hens to skip a day every week or so. And, in winter they make take a break for a period of time. [​IMG]
     
  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    This action is a throwback to the jungle fowl as after they laid an egg, they would then cover it over to protect it from predators. Sounds like she is getting ready to lay!

    Great to have you aboard and welcome to our flock!
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    That behavior is normal. Many of my chickens do that while they're laying their eggs.
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] We're glad you joined us!

    Your hen's behavior is pretty normal. I've watched some of my hens that are laying before, and several times, they have exhibited the same behavior. They almost go into a trance, and are thinking that they are covering an egg or building a better nest.
     
  8. Book Em Danno25

    Book Em Danno25 Overrun With Chickens

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  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    What breed is she? I think she may be entertaining thoughts of going broody. That means sitting on eggs and hatching them.
     
  10. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Very normal behavior[​IMG]
     

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