Laying behavior

Thistlepony

In the Brooder
8 Years
Dec 7, 2011
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I set up the video to snoop on my hen laying breakfast

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!
 

klmclain1

Songster
8 Years
Mar 14, 2011
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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!
 
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