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Male goes in nest box and female won't

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blueindianringneck
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Male goes in nest box and female won't

Post by blueindianringneck » Thu Oct 13, 2011 7:13 am

Is this normal? He is flirting and nesting. We have yet to see her in the nest box. Thank you!

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dog_glenn123
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Re: Male goes in nest box and female won't

Post by dog_glenn123 » Thu Oct 13, 2011 3:38 pm

Hi there that is common, how old is the hen and how old is the male.

When a hen is not mature they tend not to investigate the nest box inside as much as the
males do.

Thanks Glenn

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Re: Male goes in nest box and female won't

Post by blueindianringneck » Fri Oct 14, 2011 6:47 am

dog_glenn123 wrote:Hi there that is common, how old is the hen and how old is the male.

When a hen is not mature they tend not to investigate the nest box inside as much as the
males do.

Thanks Glenn
The previous owner had them 3 years. He didn't know their age when he got them.

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Re: Male goes in nest box and female won't

Post by julie » Fri Oct 14, 2011 7:44 am

The male makes sure its safe for a while first.

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Re: Male goes in nest box and female won't

Post by blueindianringneck » Fri Oct 14, 2011 12:09 pm

julie wrote:The male makes sure its safe for a while first.

I'm guessing you were right! She went in the box today and he is sitting outside of it singing his little heart out lol. Think we'll have eggs in a week or so?

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