My Roo initiated my pullet yesterday.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 25bengood2me, Dec 5, 2009.

  1. 25bengood2me

    25bengood2me Out Of The Brooder

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    The poor little girl seemed to be unaffected - at first.
    However - - Time for our nightly lock-in, (dusk) and the pullet was hiding in the tree again. We had just gotten her into the coop sleeping habit. Looks like we'll be re-training this little girl again. She does stay by Roo's side all day, as they free-range. Just thought it was kinda funny, she regressed to attempting tree sleeping again. SHE WAS HIDING FROM ME! The roo pointed her out, trying to climb up to her. I touched the tree branch with my broom, she jumped down and ran into the pen. The two of them were clucking steadyily as I locked the door. This morning she was adjusting the straw in a basket, sitting high & clucking. She seemed to be nervous. DO CHICKENS GET NERVOUS ON THEIR FIRST LAYING? The roo was patient, pacing as she jumped from the basket to the floor, then back to the basket. She hasn't sat still all day! I'll go put some extra feed in their pen.
     
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  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Some hens act like it's the biggest tragedy in the world, the first time they get mated. She'll adjust. Getting ready to lay their first egg can make some hens nervous and jittery too.
     

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