Is she uncomfortable before laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Carrie Lynn, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. Carrie Lynn

    Carrie Lynn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2010
    S.E. Michigan
    I know, I'd have to ask her that.
    But it is unsettling to think my Bantam is hurting/uncomfortable before laying.
    She is extremely noisy during the hours prior to laying, she also seems restless.
    Since I work during the day, I'm only able to observe her on the weekend.
    She just started laying 9 days ago. She yells and yells and paces for a couple hours before she lays.
    Also, she doesn't eat.
    Immediately after laying, like 30 seconds, she started eating and was quiet.
    What's your best guess?
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    "The other girls say this gets better, but right now IT HURTS!"[​IMG]
  3. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    PMS [​IMG]

    Or maybe it's just awful "new" to her right now, since she just started laying. Or perhaps she's just a drama queen.
    No telling really.
  4. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    I really don't think my (older) hens are in pain when they lay. They just don't act like it. Some are very noisy about it and some are silent. I think a lot of that noise has to do with protecting the egg (possible future generation.)

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