- Sep 30, 2008
I have one australorpe that started laying in the last two weeks. She has two quiet secluded spots (one in the bushes and one in the coop nest box). 2-3 hours before she lays an egg she gets nervous, pants, paces frantically, seems to want to be held (which is NOT normal for her) and makes A LOT of noise. She has gotten so loud that we're afraid the neighbors will ask us to find her a new home. Once the egg is out she is back to her calm quiet self. Is she in pain? Is she frantic that she can't find her other eggs? How can I make egg laying easier on her? I'd appreciate any advice...