My hen decided today to come into the house and lay her egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Tucs, Nov 30, 2014.

  1. Tucs

    Tucs In the Brooder

    Oct 9, 2014
    I have three seven months old pet hens. They are very social and friendly. My Ameraucana is the most curious and she likes to sit in my lap acting like a little dog. Today she came up to the back door on several occasions crouching down. I finally let her come in, she proceeded to jump up on a bench with lots of cushions and started nesting. I sat next to her watching the spectacle. After half an hour she laid her egg. With obvious relief she jumped down and joined the others outside. It was awesome to witness this ardeous process but I am not quite sure what to make of this behavior.
    Any thoughts, suggestions????
  2. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken

    Sep 26, 2013
    madison Indiana
    LOL, I think that is awesome ! at least you dont have to gather eggs. they deliver. [​IMG] she must just feel right at home.
  3. azygous

    azygous Free Ranging

    Dec 11, 2009
    Colorado Rockies
    That's a very funny and cute story! Granny's right. She wouldn't have chosen to lay her egg in your house unless she felt very secure in doing so.

    Thanks for sharing!

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