New behavior for 1 + year BO

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Yay Chicks!, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, Buffy has always been slow to lay the egg. It's not unusual for her to sit in the nest box for a couple of hours before she lays a perfectly ordinary egg. The last couple of days she's been in there even longer. Today, I swear, she was in there 5 hours before she dropped one. Also, the last couple of days when she comes down from the coop to join the others she fluffs out all her feathers, including her neck feathers, making her look enormous. It looks like some kind of posturing...but it's new. I'm not worried. She's eating and drinking and pushing her way to the front of the line for treats.
    Just another variation of funny chicken behavior?
     
  2. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    She's getting ready to go broody. [​IMG]
     
  3. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    Quick, quick, find her some fertile eggs!! [​IMG]
     
  4. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No way! Really?? I thought broodiness was pretty much bred out of hatchery birds??
     
  5. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    BO's seem to go broody pretty commonly. Need some eggs? [​IMG]
     
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    Quote:Oh, gosh, I wish I could, but I'm only allowed 4 chickens in my size of backyard. [​IMG]
     
  7. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    Yay Chicks! :

    Quote:Oh, gosh, I wish I could, but I'm only allowed 4 chickens in my size of backyard. [​IMG]

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