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Placing pine shavings on herself

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Yay Chicks!, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2010
    Forest Grove, OR
    One of my hens, a BR, is out sitting in the nest box, and while waiting to lay her egg, she is delicately picking up pieces of pine shavings and placing them, one by one, on her back. What the heck? [​IMG]
  2. ceeceeholt

    ceeceeholt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 17, 2011
    She's doing that to help her make a nest! She puts them on her back and shakes tehm around her:0

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