Perfect nest, no?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Shared Acres, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. Shared Acres

    Shared Acres Songster

    Aug 10, 2008
    Northeast Fla
    My black silkie, Oprah, laid her first egg a couple of days ago. I went out today and she was pacing.

    She went into the big nest box and made two nests and THEN paced between the two. She dug holes in each to the bottom. That wasn't good enough, so she went to the small nest box where my broody, Henrietta, was sitting. Henrietta got ticked and bit her.

    So Oprah went back to the big box and paced for awhile and THEN she picked one spot and grabbed straw and positioned it around her self. I think she would have had an Igloo if she could!

    After about 30 minutes I left. Came back later and the egg was OUTSIDE the box on a pallet. WTH?

    She's also very talkative all a sudden!
  2. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    Awww congratz! [​IMG]
  3. keljonma

    keljonma Songster

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    All very normal behavior for pullets just starting to lay.
  4. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

    Apr 22, 2008
    She just couldn't make up her mind, lol.

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