Why New Outdoor Nest?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by spoiledladies, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. spoiledladies

    spoiledladies Hatching

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    My hen stopped laying in the nesting box, where she had been laying for a year, and built a nest underneath the pampas grass, where I found an egg today. CAN ANYONE EXPLAIN WHY SHE WOULD MAKE THIS SHIFT? Thank you.
     

  2. allieloveschickens

    allieloveschickens Songster

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    Is the coop really dirty or anything? Any new chicken additions recently? Could be a number of things- chickens are pretty strange about changes to their environment.
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    She is tired of you taking all her eggs and wants to develop a clutch so that she can go broody. Here comes the next generation.[​IMG] Compliments of the Broody Magician [​IMG]
     
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  4. Pinky

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  5. oldchickenlady

    oldchickenlady Songster

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    Or maybe she is tired of going all the way back to the coop to lay...who knows what goes through their little chicken brains? Mine do it too...irritates the poo out of me.
     

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