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Old 03-25-2020, 02:05 PM
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Acting strange after laying a single egg

Hi, Enzo laid a single egg four days ago, unfortunately she laid it whilst on her top perch so it didnt survive the fall, she really really didnt want to go in that night but it was getting late for her so i made her go in, so i feel bad for that, i didnt realise she was ready to lay .
Since then she wont go into her cage at night, shes acting a little weird too, more on edge. She has missed her landing points twice today and fell to the ground so im restricting her out time for a bit and when she is out im closing doors so she cant fly between rooms etc.

Im not sure if this has been caused by the change in routine as ive been home everyday for 3 weeks now. Im not worried for her as such, but im keeping my eye closely on her.

some photos of her, one when I first got her, notice how much red factor she had compared to now.
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Old 03-25-2020, 05:57 PM
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Re: Acting strange after laying a single egg

Egg number 2! 3hrs after her bed time but she HAD to be in her draw. For the first time she is holding the egg under her chest rather then just ignore it. When i go over to her she shakes her tail feathers so she must be fine. Thinking ill leave her in her draw over night but get up early, ill leave her lamp on 10%.

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Re: Acting strange after laying a single egg

I was wondering when egg nbr two would arrive, it’s rarely only one!

It’s likely that having you home more than usual has contributed to this at least in part. My Lilly presented me with three eggs last December after I was made redundant a month before ...
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Re: Acting strange after laying a single egg

I made it more comfortable in her draw last night and also tried to coax her in to her cage but she really wanted to be in her draw. This morning I came down and she was still there. I've made her a drink but she only had a little to eat. All good I suppose
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Re: Acting strange after laying a single egg

You might consider boiling Enzo’s eggs if you intend to let her sit on them for a while. Infertile eggs eventually go rancid so if Enzo accidentally breaks the shell and it has been boiled you won’t have a nasty smelly mess to clean up. I don’t know how hard it may be for you to find artificial eggs of the right size but they’re great for eliminating messes and your hen can safely sit on them to her heart’s content until she loses interest. Meanwhile you can play butler to Enzo - I played servant to Lilly, bringing her food and water all day every day for about 3 weeks before she gave up!

If it was me I’d be considering maybe changing Enzo’s name to Enza?!
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Re: Acting strange after laying a single egg

Good call, ill see about boiling the egg but upto now she will only leave it to drink and poop. Ive never seen her like this, normally she will ay an egg and sometime not even look at it.

Butler, indeed I am at this point....

Enza, I like that
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Re: Acting strange after laying a single egg

Warning, cutest thing ever alert

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Re: Acting strange after laying a single egg

Shes now on 2 eggs, with one falling that is s batch of 3 now
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Re: Acting strange after laying a single egg

I thought the point of boiling was to ensure that the eggs didn't hatch--- if Enzo wasn't exposed to a male I would just leave them and if they break they break (that's on her-- IMO..DK though). Only remove them once she loses interest

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Re: Acting strange after laying a single egg

will do. She is definitely not losing interest so far. It must so hard for them all of this. Looking after her all of the same.
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