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hen is digging a lil hole in the straw on the floor is she gonna lay?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chicken_Addict, May 3, 2007.

  1. Chicken_Addict

    Chicken_Addict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok my hen i believe a hen lol

    anyways we have straw down on the floor of coop for bedding it is covering a dirt floor..she is digging a hole and sitting in it does this mean she is going to start laying soon or does it mean anything at all? just thought i would ask....thanks
     
  2. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    She could be getting ready to lay. Have you noticed her comb and waddle becoming a brighter red?
     
  3. Chicken_Addict

    Chicken_Addict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    um not really but i havent really looked she is a assorted bantam and she is 3-4 months old so i have nc:( i just cant figure out wth she is digging a hole?
     
  4. chickbea

    chickbea Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2007
    Vermont
    Usually a hen starts to lay at about 18-20 weeks, so yours is still a bit young. She may just be practicing her nesting skills.[​IMG]
     
  5. Chicken_Addict

    Chicken_Addict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hmmmm maybe thats it lmao i actually checked for an egg he he he [​IMG] i cant wait!!! any signs i should look for that she is gettig ready to start laying?
     
  6. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    She could just be making a place to dust in the straw... mine do that for some odd reason... even though straw is nothing like good ol sand...
     
  7. hencackle

    hencackle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Telford, TN
    Is she squatting yet? That's another sure sign that eggs are on the way.
    Stephanie
     

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