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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by hilltopchicks77, May 29, 2016.

  1. hilltopchicks77

    hilltopchicks77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hens have started laying on the ground today. Some in "broody" position some on their sides. It's the beginning of a heat wave. Are they just got or are some getting ready to lay? They're about 17/18 werks
     
  2. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are just enjoying life and sunbathing.
     
  3. kathy8640

    kathy8640 New Egg

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    One of my hens stopped laying what could be wrong? She seems to be OK She is eating and drinking likes me to pet her. I gave her some plain yogurt and I make sure they had oyster shell. What could it be what do I look for ??
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Probably just nestling down into the cool dirt.

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