my pullet is squatting and has left the free range flock, need advice

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by wlkrvllyny, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. wlkrvllyny

    wlkrvllyny Out Of The Brooder

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    My first time pullets are 7 months now. I noticed the largest doing some squatting behavior 2 days ago. She now is hanging out by our front door, and she has the ground bowled out like for a dust bath. She does not want to leave. Her squatting is more frequent so I suspect she is getting ready to lay. I put a box out there with shavings and an egg from someone else. Should I move her into the coop?? I don't know if she knows where to go.
     
  2. TroutsChicks

    TroutsChicks Fluffy Stuffins

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    I showed my the nest box, but mine are locked up until at least 10. Then I let them out, but while I am at work they stay in the run and I let them out when I get home for a little bit. I have only found 1 egg outside. I have 16 laying in 3 boxes, but have only gotten 13 eggs in one day...lazy girls.
     

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