New layer sits on nest like clockwork egg or not...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by rachel, Aug 7, 2007.

  1. rachel

    rachel Songster

    Apr 11, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    I have a hen that laid her first egg a week ago and her second egg yesterday. Everyday around 2:30 she'll wander away from the other chickens, walk across the back yard and go and sit on the nest for at least 30 minutes, sometimes more. She bobs her head around a little and moves some of the pine shavings, then she either lays her egg or gets up and rejoins the group. Why is she doing this? Does she think that 2:30 is when the eggs come out so she better be prepared in case today is an egg day?
  2. okiechick57

    okiechick57 Songster

    Oh my hens have some wierd egg laying rituals.and no matter how much I watch.I cannot figure that there is a pattern.......... somedays,same behaviour with an egg produced.others no egg.............doesnt make sense .....
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2007
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Mine do stuff like that too... Walk in, make a rucus, sit for awhile, exit and yell till the rooster shows up... and no egg! Then... Other days, go in quietly, out in a few minutes and EGG!

    I think mine do the fake egg laying just to watch me get all excited about an egg and then sad that they didn't leave one! [​IMG]

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