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Hen Behavior

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mommabock, Sep 3, 2013.

  1. mommabock

    mommabock In the Brooder

    Jun 13, 2013
    We just got our first egg last week! I am so so pumped to see how these creatures give us something so awesome to feed our family. Ok..So, I noticed right before my hen layed her egg that she was panting and none of the other chickens were doing that. She looked a bit frantic back and forth back and forth in the run while the others were outside foraging. So today I went out to let them out and she was doing the same thing (she didn't give us an egg yesterday so I'm sort of expecting she will today). She seems frantic and is up and down up and down from the coop. Is this normal? I'm worried that she is upset or scared. She is also making lots of noise which isn't typical of her. We have 5 hens and she is the first to lay. My sweet little Helen the Americauna.

  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    She is probably wondering what the heck is happening to her. It usually takes them about a month to really adjust to the egg laing process.
  3. boise cluckers

    boise cluckers Hatching

    Aug 15, 2013
    Our Australorp named Chicken Little "announces" when she is done laying. She comes to their fence and clucks and makes a cooing noise. Our red named Nugget is more reserved. :)

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