She just keeps trying.....

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by savingpurple, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. savingpurple

    savingpurple Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2011
    NW Ohio
    But cannot lay an egg. She is 18 weeks, and everyday like clockwork, wanders in and sits in a nest box, usually for 30 mins, up to 45 mins. It is hotter than hades in there, but she goes just like a hen trooper that she is, but never an egg.

    Can there be a problem? I have noticed that she must have had the watery poo when it was so blazing hot here,and was drinking mostly water, and it ran down on her back side. Could she have a so called adult "pasty butt"? Would this affect anything?

    Just curious, if I should be concerened. It has been almost 2 weeks of this behaviour.

    Thanks [​IMG]
  2. Abirdbrain

    Abirdbrain Chillin' With My Peeps

    My young hens are all over the place with goofy squating, setting, and playing 'dead' in the coop shade. (all spread out). With the panting and water consumption, they have squirty poo in the high stress heat conditions. When its time to eat, they are as voracious as ever, so just keep an eye out for real signs of distress.
  3. sanyijr

    sanyijr Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 20, 2011
    I am not sure if there is a problem, but in my case, maybe 6-7 of 10 birds are laying. The others do a copycat imitation of the layers. Might be a bit of both.... It almost seems like its broody before it's even laying (in my case. Maybe even yours?)

    I had one go broody 2 weeks into laying. Wasn't sure what exactly broody was.....Until then! Pretty funny how animal instinks just kick in.... [​IMG]

    Or you made too nice of a nesting box and it's just too comfy to leave [​IMG]
  4. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    Especially during the hot weather, I have had some of my girls go into the nest boxes and not lay an egg. I think it's just instinct.
  5. savingpurple

    savingpurple Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2011
    NW Ohio
    Well that's good to know then....I will just keep waiting then [​IMG] Thanks as always !!

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