Whats she doing in there????

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by TwinMommy2009, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. TwinMommy2009

    TwinMommy2009 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a 19 month old Cochin hen who I "adopted" 3 weeks ago. Her previous owner said she used to lay on her nest all day. Here, she has shown no interest in the boxes, though I'd urge her in (i.e., put her in) a couple of times. [​IMG]:lol:Well, today she's been in the boxes all morning, but no egg in sight? She circles and scratches until there is no straw/shavings and moves into the next box... whats the deal? Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  2. TwinMommy2009

    TwinMommy2009 Out Of The Brooder

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    AN EGG!! I checked just now and inside the box was a perfect little brown egg! Thanks anyway, everyone!! [​IMG]
     
  3. oldchickenlady

    oldchickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's making her nest! [​IMG] Or she's thinking about it!
     
  4. BayouPoules

    BayouPoules Chillin' With My Peeps

    Congrats on your egg!!
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    Mystery solved!!
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  5. kano

    kano Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For the future. They need some time to fit in the new enviroment.
     
  6. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    She was just looking for the perfect place to lay. [​IMG]
    Sometimes when they move to a new flock or even just a new coop, they quit laying for a while. Sounds like she is now comfortable in your flock. [​IMG]
     
  7. TwinMommy2009

    TwinMommy2009 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone! Its a perfect egg...she's such a sweet hen too! [​IMG] [​IMG]


    FYI... she was under no "pressure" to lay her first egg. Im aware it would take some time for her to feel comfortable in her new home... 3 weeks in her case. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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