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One of my pullets has a cherry red single comb, so it's pretty obvious that she's close to ready to start laying. However, I have two other pullets that I'm unsure about. I don't think the lighter colored Easter Egger is ready to lay because her jowls and comb only started to get darker recently, but the dark EE is older and I can't tell how mature she is because of her peacomb. What do you think?


Three dogs, one rabbit, a ton of fish, and five pullets: one Welsummer/Production Red mix, two Easter Eggers, one Black Sexlink, and a White Old English Game Bantam.
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Three dogs, one rabbit, a ton of fish, and five pullets: one Welsummer/Production Red mix, two Easter Eggers, one Black Sexlink, and a White Old English Game Bantam.
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An additional sign that pullets are ready to lay include squatting when you approach (they want to be mated) and visiting nest boxes - once they do these things, they should be just about ready to lay.

 

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"The whole problem of the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." Bertrand Russell
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