scared off of nest?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by rngrbill, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. rngrbill

    rngrbill Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a startled one of my hens just as she was about to settle down on the nest. She move off and never came back till next day or two. This has happened twice a couple of weeks between. My question is can they stop the production of the egg if it is that close? I have not found any where it was not supposed to be. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2011
  2. sheaviance1

    sheaviance1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 7, 2010
    Tennessee
    I have one little hen that is very skittish. Up until recently, she was my only green egg layer. She really does not like to be disturbed when on the nest. If she sees you, she will leave, and will not return until you are once again out of sight. She usually does go and lay but waits until the coast is clear. I've never known her to "hold it" longer than a couple of hours.
     

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