Sick, hot, or just ready to lay?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by HorseFeathers, Aug 15, 2008.

  1. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

    Apr 2, 2008
    Southern Maine

    Our 21 week old EE pullet, Lillith, has been acting strange the past few days. She spends most of her time in the coop, and when she comes out into the run she lies down. It's been kind of hot (lik 70-75 degrees F) so is she just hot? Mom (SeaChick) says sometimes birds will stay in the coop if they're not feeling well, so is she sick? Or (HOPEULLY) is this little gal ready to lay?

  2. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    She shouldn't be hot enough to do that with that temp.

    Are there any pecking issues going on? That's my first thought. Normally if we have pecking issues, the low (wo)man on the totem pole will stay in the barn away from the others.
  3. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

    Apr 2, 2008
    Southern Maine
    not really. Another pullet just started egg squatting, hoping she'll lay soon!
  4. Hen Daddy

    Hen Daddy Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 20, 2008
    Vancouver, WA
    Sounds like you need to keep an eye on her just in case she is sick.

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