What does this mean?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chicknmania, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. chicknmania

    chicknmania Crowing

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    Hen picking up pieces of straw and laying them on her back? Is this just broody behaviour? I have never seen this before .
     
  2. fordmommy

    fordmommy Dancing With My Chickens

    Jul 16, 2009
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    I read that in a forum a couple days ago. They said that she is going broody.
     
  3. Pathfinders

    Pathfinders Crowing

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    It's just nesting behavior. Funny to watch.

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  4. Akane

    Akane Crowing

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    It doesn't have to mean anything. Sometimes they just do it.
     
  5. Eggs4Sale

    Eggs4Sale Songster

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    I think she wants a hula skirt. [​IMG]
     
  6. JakRat

    JakRat Songster

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    My mom's does that with pine needles and sometimes puts pine cones next to her eggs... such a cutie! she seems to have to have her nest look and feel a certain way before she will lay!
     
  7. shuizar209

    shuizar209 Songster

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    They can do that for a number of reasons. In my experience, they do this when they are laying or when they are broody.
     
  8. bulldoggin74

    bulldoggin74 In the Brooder

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    Both of my Red Stars do this as they are laying! It's funny to watch. They just sit there and pick up the pine shavings and place them on their backs or around themselves...then in just a little while...ploop...an egg! Then they just get up look at the egg and walk off!
     

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