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Laying behavior

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Thistlepony, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. Thistlepony

    Thistlepony Out Of The Brooder

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    I set up the video to snoop on my hen laying breakfast [​IMG]
    She spent a considerable amount of this time throwing hay on her back.
    Anyone know what might be motivating this, or if it is normal.
    I'm a fairly new chicken owner.
    She was also very quiet during the laying process. I expected a bunch of noise!
     
  2. BlazeJester

    BlazeJester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Totally normal nesting behavior.
     
  3. klmclain1

    klmclain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2011
    There was a whole thread on hens throwing stuff on her back not too long ago...you could do a search for it! Seems to me that the general concensus was that it was an instinct to camouflage themselves while laying. As for noise...that's after! [​IMG]
     

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