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Need advice RIGHT NOW- hen laying first egg not in nest box....

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by SeaChick, Oct 16, 2007.

  1. SeaChick

    SeaChick Songster

    Apr 25, 2007
    Southern Maine
    I don't know if you saw my other thread about Hazel sho suddely got all weird and aggressive, but I am pretty sure that she is RIGHT NOW laying her first egg. She has been all wacky today, screaming and crying and flying around the inside of the henhouse instead of pecking around outside with everyone else. Also "egg squat" for the last 4 days or so. Anyway I just peered in and saw her sitting all nest-like in the corner of the henhouse (definitely NIT a normal behaviour) so I think she may be laying.

    What to do? I want her to lay in the nest box! Rita, the only other girl to be laying yet, is doing it. There are fake eggs in there.

    Should I move her up there now (My intinct is not to bother her, but..... how else will she learn?

  2. SeaChick

    SeaChick Songster

    Apr 25, 2007
    Southern Maine
    False alarm, sorry! I just checked and she was gone. Just a lovely nest depression in the shavings. I brought her back inside and put her in the nest box but she just hopped right out. [​IMG]

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