hen stamping around nestbox

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by domtracey, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. domtracey

    domtracey Out Of The Brooder

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    i have a magpie chicken around 20weeks old saw her today stamping and clearing out the nestbox and scratching the floor of the nestbox she was stampeding all of the nestbox and floor, i have neaver seen her like this she hasent started to lay yet is this her wanting to lay a egg for me i noticed her bottem feathers contracting but when i went back to her after 3 hours she was in the run and acting normal and no sign of a egg :(

    dose anyone know what she was doing or is she just a mad chicken on a mission of destruction
     
  2. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A lot of pullets before they start to lay will throw nesting materials around sometime clearing of the nest box. That is normal behavior. There has been some debate as to why they do this..
     
  3. tyjaco

    tyjaco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When one of my girls first started to lay, she would stuff straw under her wings... I thought that was very strange!
     
  4. domtracey

    domtracey Out Of The Brooder

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    well no sign of a egg of her yet :( and havent seen her stamping around again
     
  5. domtracey

    domtracey Out Of The Brooder

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    just an update a week later she layed her first egg :D
     

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