Observed bahavior

chickenrunnin

In the Brooder
11 Years
Dec 22, 2008
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0
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Roy, Washington
My americauna is getting ready to lay an egg so I thought I would sit in and watch. She was sitting in her nest and grabbing shavings and pieces of hay from around her and putting them on her back. Other stuff she would nuzzle up next to her. She looked pretty comfortable and like this was routine for her. Any ideas? I have never seen her do this before. I can understand pulling stuff around her for a nest, but on her back?
 

cmom

Hilltop Farm
13 Years
Nov 18, 2007
24,376
15,629
751
Florida
My Coop
I agree with the other posts. My birds have never exhibited that behavior but I have friends who have had birds that put nesting materials on their backs. My nest boxes are kind of dark inside.

 

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