Hens not laying but preparing nests??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Beth G., Jul 7, 2010.

  1. Beth G.

    Beth G. Gaetano Family Farm

    Hi,

    I recently have been randomly adding hens to my flock. I know when you take a laying hen from it's surroundings and enter it into another surrounding it throughs off laying. However, I noticed these 4 new hens (that I've had for 12 days now) Are not laying but, they keep prepping the nests as if they are going to. They are 8-12 months old and only one is laying. Any ideas as to what is going on with them? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

    Beth
     

  2. Southernchickens

    Southernchickens Chirping

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    Some of my hens did the same thing. They would be in and out of the nest for a couple days then they would finally lay an egg.
     
  3. Beth G.

    Beth G. Gaetano Family Farm

    Thanks for the feedback. So, I guess maybe its normal but, I've never seen this before. My husband seems to think the Heat up here in the Northeast isn't helping much either. I just hope they get to laying soon. [​IMG]
     

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