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Ring-around-the-layer

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Mbean15, Aug 13, 2016.

  1. Mbean15

    Mbean15 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have one laying hen, and 5 non-laying pullets. Today I saw my layer going in and out of the nesting box so I decided to sit and see if I could catch her laying. (I've been outside in 85 degree heat for an hour I really want to see her lay an egg)
    She eventually laid down and got comfortable and that's when all of the pullets came to check her out! They all circled around the nesting box and just stood there watching her.
    Does this happen to anyone else? She laid her egg as I was writing this (sneaky, silent girl) so I guess this doesn't bother her too much.
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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    They are probably watching and learning. That's an interesting behavior to have observed. I have noticed too, some of my pullets checking out the nestboxes and the laying hens.
     
  3. Mbean15

    Mbean15 Out Of The Brooder

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    I hope they're taking note. My older girls that aren't laying are almost 8 months! Those freeloaders.
     
  4. MADCHICKEN LADY

    MADCHICKEN LADY New Egg

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