What on earth are they doing?!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Apocha14, Jan 17, 2015.

  1. Apocha14

    Apocha14 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 10, 2015
    8 out of my 12 hens are laying right now... For the past 2 days I have 2 hens that are laying and one that is not all going in and out of the boxes. Each one of them go in, stay for an hour or two.. Or maybe longer and then they leave. Then the next one goes in and does the same... But no eggs. About to go Broody? Or just off behavior? They are barred rock, production red and light brahma.
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Just being chickens. Maybe it's habit.
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Yeah, they'll do that...especially when they first start laying.
    It can take up to a month or so to get everything in the groove.
    One they all establish their laying habits it'll probably go more smoothly....for a while, but things can change.

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