Weird egg laying routine?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by the Precious Ladies, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. the Precious Ladies

    the Precious Ladies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2010
    today was pretty cool cause I saw Olive lay an egg. [​IMG] She sat on the three eggs that some of her fellow flock members had already laid and moved them around under her. Olive is an 11th month old golden wyandotte. Then, Mya, my EE, came and sat in front of Olive and kept sticking her head under olive, while pecking on a few of the eggs. Then She laid and egg. Dont chickens like privacy while laying their eggs? I dont know- I though it was strange but mabey it isnt?
    Our nest boxes dont have dividers ( my dad never got to that part) So are they more used to less privacy? Here's a pic before Mya laid her egg:
  2. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

    Sep 19, 2009
    Holts Summit, Missouri
    Quote:The tolerance of other hens around when laying eggs I think is a consequence of domestication. Not all breeds do the lets all lay eggs together thing.
  3. duckking

    duckking Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 2, 2010
    Cascade Foothills, WA
    I have a GLW and Delaware that use the same nest box and 2 RIR's that use another nest box. They all lay at different times in the AM sometimes in the PM. but they definitely do not like it when one of the other chickens come nosing around while they are laying. They kind of growl at them. They do, however, tolerate me.

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