Is My Hen Getting Ready To Lay Eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Amitist, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. Amitist

    Amitist Songster

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    Ok, I let my Hen free range for a little bit and I was just sitting there to watch it. I then noticed that it kept on digging grass and trying to sit where the grass was dug. I went up to it and it made a circle of dirt by digging the grass. Now it just sits there and makes wierd buzzing noises... Anyone have an idea of what its doing and why?
     
  2. 3chimama

    3chimama Songster

    May 8, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    Are you sure it's not trying to dig enough dirt up to dustbathe??? Sounds like the same behavior my girls do when they are dustbathing outside....
     
  3. Amitist

    Amitist Songster

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    OOOOOOO!!!! I never thought of it dustbathing! [​IMG] It does roll in the circle of dirt..... It probably is dustbathing.
     
  4. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    Hahaha. It's only that tho if she's rolling around
     
  5. grapesoda

    grapesoda In the Brooder

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    What about just keeping cool. I see my girls do this and cuddle in the same hole and I imagine it's pretty cool in the dirt hole they've made.
     

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