Hens acting different

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MurphysBYC, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. MurphysBYC

    MurphysBYC Out Of The Brooder

    Ok, I am very new at this whole chicken thing so bear with me. :)

    I have two 16 week old Cuckroo Marans and they are starting to lay on the ground and scratch on the ground like they are digging a hole. Is this a sign that egg laying is in the very near future?

    Thanks,

    Tom
     
  2. chfite

    chfite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When mine lie on the ground and scratch, they are preparing a dust bath. They will assume all sorts of awkward positions, throwing soil all over themselves, flopping a bit, and preening. When they get out, they will shake dirt and dust everywhere. This is normal; and quite entertaining to watch.

    Chris
     
  3. MurphysBYC

    MurphysBYC Out Of The Brooder

    Thanks! Guess I am just eager for our first eggs. I love going to the coop and just watching them do silly things. Just have to learn what is all means.

    Thanks again,

    Tom
     
  4. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They certainly are great entertainment!
     

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