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Weird hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by milleryardchx, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. milleryardchx

    milleryardchx Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2008
    Washington State
    I got a beautiful Ameraucana pullet May 30th she was 3 1/2 to 4 months then. this week she wont leave the chicken tractor at all my two other girls act just fine and run out to eat bugs but she comes out does a mad dash around the tractor flaps her wings then back in the tractor run and in and out of the coop. [​IMG] Is she going nuts or is she going to start laying soon? or is there something wrong [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2008
  2. warren

    warren Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2007
    She should be laying very shortly all being well.
    Some hens seem to be more excitable than others.
    Mine became much calmer just before she started to lay.
    I should not worry if she is eating well.
    Have you checked her for lice or leg mites?
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2008
  3. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    I think other people have described this similar behavior & it's a pre-laying thing.

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