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- May 5, 2020
Ok, so I have a young flock, almost laying age, but not quite. I do have one older hen, but she is the only one laying. My ameraucana, who is almost 6 months old, has been squatting and seemingly more affectionate then usual. I expect she will be the first. My 3 silkie pullets are 5 months old, and there is evidence they have been checking out the nest boxes. None of them are squatting yet. I know it can be months still before they lay. One of them today seems to be prefering to be by herself. I have seen her drinking, not seen her eating much. When I came out with meal worms, they all came running except the one silkie. Is this normal behavior for a hormonal teenage chicken? I examined her, she does not appear to be injured or sick in any way. Just wondering if I should be concerned. I know that prey animals do not show when they are unwell as a survival mechanism. Thanks for any input!