Quick question cause every morning when it's time to be let out..

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by SizzleQueen, Jan 8, 2015.

  1. SizzleQueen

    SizzleQueen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Two of my Plymouth hens will be in nesting boxes just sitting in there.. But at night, they all perch together. Could this just be her way of waking up when the sun rises, or perhaps she might be about lay eggs? She is probably about 6-7 months old now too so I know it's nearing that time.

    Any suggestions or is it normal behavior for hens after the sun rises to hit the nesting boxes instead of perching with the flock?
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Wonder if they are the lower ranking birds and the nest boxes are a good place to get away from the more dominant birds.
     
  3. SizzleQueen

    SizzleQueen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope.. it looks like she was actually laying her first egg! :) [​IMG]
     
  4. attimus

    attimus Chillin' With My Peeps

    Congratulations!
     
  5. SizzleQueen

    SizzleQueen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The white spots.. is that bad? Never seen that many spots on any egg! I read maybe to much calcium but the answers were unclear.
     
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  6. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Flock Master

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    It's ok. do they wash off? Congrats. Enjoy.
     

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