Why is my hen sitting on another's (empty) nest??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by KellyHM, Sep 14, 2008.

  1. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    Ok, here's the deal...

    My Silkie hen just got done raising some chicks a few days ago. They're 6 weeks old and I moved them to another pen. The Silkie just rejoined my EEs in the regular coop. Here's the strange part...

    My EE pullet layed her first egg yesterday, which was removed, but my Silkie hen spent all day today sitting on the EE's empty nest!

    Does that mean she's going to start laying again soon or is she trying to hatch invisible eggs? And now my EE is flipped out that the Silkie is in her way and I'm afraid she'll stop laying as soon as she started! Grrr....
     
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    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    Any ideas? She's still sitting on it every time I go out there. Is she going to lay or trying to be broody again?
     

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