We are patiently waiting for that first egg. After a short vacation to the (ugh) beach next week, we are getting some more hens, hopefully getting rid of some roosters by the trip time.
The hen is squatting for one of the roosters that lives in the coop with her, but has nothing to do with the others. But, no egg. Gave her a private area for nesting, but she appears to be scratching nesting areas everywhere in the coop but there. Even gave her a ceramic egg for a sample...
Her comb, though, is starting to redden, and we were wondering. Thanks for the info!
Thank you for this article - reflector the pics that allow for comparison. I am anxiously awaiting eggs from my almost 20 week old pullets, and after reading your article, I realized my girls' combs are not nearly as red and ready as I thought they might be.