one acting broody one stopped laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by hales, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. hales

    hales New Egg

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    I have a small flock of 2 Bantams and 2 columbian black tails which, I last week added 2 black stars to the group. Up until the new ones were added all was fine and they were all laying very well, However the 2 backtails are now acting strange, Lottie is acting very broody but is still laying an egg each day and Hattie stopped laying 2 days after the new ones arrived but is not acting broody. Is this all related to the new additions or can there be another reason. Also should I put Lottie in the broody coop if she is still laying but acting broody and is there anything I can do about Hattie not laying? Hattie and Lottie are about 32 weeks old and the new ones are 18 weeks old. The Bantams are laying as normal.
    Please any ideas...
     
  2. nickrex98

    nickrex98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    its ok they are tring to set the pecking order right again
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  3. hales

    hales New Egg

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    So should I just leave them or put the broody one in the broody coop. I dont no what to do for the best:/
     
  4. nickrex98

    nickrex98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes if she is still acting broody then put her in your brooding pen
     

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