My jap pullet is really acting wierd...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cthrash1, Oct 7, 2008.

  1. cthrash1

    cthrash1 Songster

    Apr 15, 2008
    Somerset, KY
    Usually she goes in the box, lays her egg and gets out within 15-20 min. The last two days she lounges. Yesterday she was in the box for over an hour...I was out there for at least an hour and don't know how long before or after that she stayed...Sometime in the first half of the time I was out there I took an egg from another nest and laid it in front of her and stepped back, with in a couple minutes she pulled it under her. I thought okay may be a broody...Well, later she was out and the BR was in laying in the same box, so when she was done I took the eggs. Today same thing, I went to check for eggs and there she was again...And again I took an egg from another box and placed it in front of her and she pulled it under her...I will check again later. Maybe I'll leave todays eggs in there and mark them and see if she goes back. Maybe she is collecting. Hmmm...What do you all think?
  2. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

    Apr 22, 2008
    I would guess she is about to go broody, but since I've never had a broody bird, I could be totally wrong.
  3. needmorechickens!

    needmorechickens! Songster

    Jul 2, 2008
    West TN
    She may be practicing being broody or maybe she is starting to lay fewer eggs due to the season and she doesn't understand? [​IMG]
  4. Featherland

    Featherland Songster

    Dec 28, 2007
    You should probably know in a few days if she is serious about being broody or just practicing.
  5. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

    Jul 27, 2008
    It DOES sound as if she might be going broody...
  6. cthrash1

    cthrash1 Songster

    Apr 15, 2008
    Somerset, KY
    She was still in the nestbox tonight when DS went to lock them up at 8:00ish. I'll watch to see what she does.

    ETA: and I left the eggs today.
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2008

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