So is my hen potty trained??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by nuchickontheblock, Nov 14, 2010.

  1. nuchickontheblock

    nuchickontheblock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have noticed that one of my hens seems to hold her poo until she can get out of the coop. She is always the first one out (and in a hurry) and then immediately goes. Am I dreaming, or is she "trained"? [​IMG]
     
  2. Barry Natchitoches

    Barry Natchitoches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Broodies train themselves to only go AFTER they have left the nest for their once-a-day poop, drink and eat activity. That is why they lay such a big and smelly poop when they finally do the deed.


    But I've never heard of a non-broody hen holding it in until they left their sleeping quarters...


    Doesn't mean it can't happen though, I suppose...
     

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