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Silkie behavior

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by hcarr1234, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. hcarr1234

    hcarr1234 Out Of The Brooder

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    We have a silikie hen named Two-key ( by my 3 yr old grandson). She usually lays her eggs in her nest box, but on two occasions she has laid outside on the ground and has eaten those eggs. Don't know why she does this. I was home for the first one and the egg was soft, but I don't know if the second one was. She was laying everyother day, but for some reason she seems to be laying one in the morning and one in the evening for the last to days. It has to be her laying because she is the only hen I have that is old enough to lay. The next oldest I have is 10 weeks and they are in lockdown in the brooder. Any ideas? Oh, and she should be setting but she hasn't yet.
     

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