I could tell that Spangle thought she wanted to lay again today. She wasn’t happy with the nest boxes though and was searching on top of the nest box next to the store cabinet. I realised that she wanted her crisp box.
I retrieved the crisp box from the shed and this time remembered to put it on it’s side to give her more tail room. Spangle stepped straight into it.
Spangle now has enough room for her tail. She sat in there for about an hour and then went back into the run. I checked and once again there was no egg. I would say that only one in three times of sitting does Spangle actually lay an egg.
We have had quite a few girls that have laid only occasionally but Spangle is the first to actually sit in the nest box so often. It’s as if she thinks she needs to lay and sometimes when she comes out with a shout it’s as if she thinks she has laid.
It’s very odd. Spangle is a lovely, quirky, girl.