LAYING OUTSIDE THE COOP/SOFT EGGS

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by plund, Jul 22, 2013.

  1. plund

    plund In the Brooder

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    One of my buff orpington pullets has been laying for about 2 to 3 weeks but is laying inconsistently & is producing soft shell eggs & laying outside the nest. But what really concerns me is that although she use to be the leader of my little flock of 4 & always in the middle of anything that went on she is now spending lots of time alone, just sort of kicking around by herself. My other 3 just run around together & she just joins them occasionally. I don't care if she ever lays another egg but I want her to be happy again. And I don't want her to be unwell. She seems healthy, she's eating well & pooping. Is there something I should be doing besides being patient.
     
  2. 4H gal

    4H gal Chirping

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    I have noticed one time one of my Buff Orpingtons laying a soft shell egg outside too! But don't worry about the chicken being by herself sometimes. A few of my chickens prefer to be alone sometimes, not sure why they do that though[​IMG].
     
  3. plund

    plund In the Brooder

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    thank you. I just want her to be happy. She does still come running for treats.
     

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