Too much time around nest boxes - indication of broody or eggbound ?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by rosiethechicken, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. rosiethechicken

    rosiethechicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    one of my BRs is spending too much time around nest boxes.
    Its around 22 weeks. This morning she started to scream like
    someone was killing. I dont see it laying any egg (although I cant confirm).
    I do see her going from one nest to other nest and spending
    too much time (couple of hours today already).

    Is she going broody or is she eggbound or something else is bothering her ?
     
  2. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2010
    stuart florida
    Is she a laying hen or pullet? Yesterday I had all 3 of my pullet hanging out in coop and nest box waiting for 1 to lay. They don't always go quick. My hen sometime sits for a good hour.
     
  3. rosiethechicken

    rosiethechicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:They are all about 22 weeks. They just started laying last week. Still not sure which ones are laying and which ones aren't.
     
  4. kipper

    kipper Chillin' With My Peeps

    We have a hen who takes forever to lay, her eggs are large and thin shelled. She's a year old and has had this pattern from the start.

    Some hens like to hang out in the nest box, our Cochins like to do this. We just lift them up and check for eggs. They do this broody or not. They never sing the egg song.
     

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