My pullets are acting weird

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ASeaton, Sep 2, 2014.

  1. ASeaton

    ASeaton In the Brooder

    Aug 21, 2014
    Minneapolis MN
    My EE pullets are acting strange. Kind of moaning and huddled in the corners of their coop. They are in and out of their nest boxes. I haven't noticed any squatting at all. They're 22 weeks old. Do you think they are going to start laying soon?
  2. cindy parker

    cindy parker Chirping

    Apr 18, 2014
    Sylvania Georgia
    Mine did that for a few weeks before they started laying. I have 6 and. 4 of them have been laying for the past couple of weeks. 2 of them are still just acting like they are ready but not producing. I'm new to chickens though so hopefully someone who knows more about it will reply.
  3. krista74

    krista74 Songster

    Jun 4, 2014
    Victoria, Australia.
    If they seem healthy in other ways - eating and drinking as per usual, not lethargic, not hunched up or fluffed up in the feathers, then I would say your first eggs are probably not far off.

    My girls did a lot of nest hopping before they started to lay, and they were quite vocal - lots of squawking and screaming, lots of pacing around, and generally just anxious-looking.

    Good luck! Shouldn't be long now.

    - Krista

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