Feb. 5th, 2008

cosette_valjean: (In the Light)
She laid an egg for the first time yesterday morning. I had started to suspect that she was female when I noticed a bulge by her vent and went online to make sure it was normal and it was normal for hens. I was starting to worry that she was egg bound since the bulge seemed to last for two weeks.

It's nice to know what sex the bird is after all. Matt was a laughing at me because I made a big deal out of calling her my little girl. Really though being a hen explains a lot about her personality. I think she has started nesting inside the folds of my silk curtain. She will go there and do the bird purring and fall asleep.

It amazed me that it took her three years to lay an egg for the first time. I suspect being in the middle of a busy apartment getting less sleep and interaction with Matt all the time brought about the stimuli for her to nest.

I hope she doesn't keep laying eggs because it is hard on their little bodies. Going to have to make sure she gets more sleep. That might help.

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