What is this lady doing?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by johndeerematt, Sep 15, 2013.

  1. johndeerematt

    johndeerematt In the Brooder

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    Went in the coop this morning, and two of my pullets blessed me with eggs today. Anyway, I know one of my Rhode Island reds is laying, because I've seen her do it and the eggs are brown. Anyway, this morning she had already payed an egg, and she went in the nest box and did this. (The pic). Is she brooding? Or if you know of have a good guess, enlighten me please! Not worried, just curious.[​IMG]
     
  2. HS Pye

    HS Pye Chirping

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    She could be laying another egg. If she is broody, then she should be clucking alot and should be more aggressive to intruders. Or she may be enjoying just sitting in the box.

    HS Pye
     
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2013
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    New layers just hang out in the nest box a lot.
     
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

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    She could also be trying to lay a shelless egg, when mine are trying to do that they sometimes will act really weird and will go in and out of the nest box and contort themselves into all kinds of postures.
     
  5. ECSandCCFS

    ECSandCCFS Free Ranging

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    What happened?!
     

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