my 25 week old silver polish is acting weird

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  1. silver1polish

    silver1polish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi guys my 25 week old silver polish silva is acting kind of weird... she is digging in both of my nesting boxes is it beacue.. she dose not like the bedding? I really don't know [​IMG]please reply fast thanks [​IMG] Silver1Polish
     
  2. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    Has she started laying yet? Could be she's getting ready to. If she's not showing any signs or symptoms of illness, I wouldn't worry about it.
     
  3. silver1polish

    silver1polish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes she has started laying
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    If she's new to laying, she's still figuring out her technique....even if she's not so new to laying, sometimes they just like to fuss.
    I wouldn't worry about it unless she starts laying somewhere else, then you'll need to check out the nests make sure there's no other critters or bugs in there.
     
  5. silver1polish

    silver1polish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i put down befor the bedding diatomaceous erath it helps keep the lice and mites away and yes she is still kindof new to laying ( I think )
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    You think she's new to laying? Did you just get this bird?
    If so, then she's new to your particular nests and will take time to settle in, a couple weeks usually.
     
  7. silver1polish

    silver1polish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    nope i got her at 2 weeks old on march 1st with my 2 other birds a golden polish and rhode islnd red
     
  8. silver1polish

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    oh and thanks for the advice [​IMG] silver1polish
     
  9. mightymax

    mightymax Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As aart mentioned in their post, sometimes chickens just like to fuss. I know mine sure do !!! Every time I do a complete nest box change, my hens will all stand around and 'cluck' at me.[​IMG] Then, when I'm done, the whole gang of them will go in for the 'inspection'. They'll hunt and peck and dig and scratch in them until there's not a shred of bedding left! Apparently they're not fans of my housekeeping abilities...lol !!! So, like people already mentioned, 'if it ain't broke, don't fix it'. This motto has saved me much angst in my lifetime! Good luck, and try to just sit back and enjoy your chickens.
     

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