I have 3 golden comets, and they are all sweet birds. Aside from the occasional toe-pecking, they like people. When they started laying, they laid with good regularity and nice eggs, though they didn't lay until 23 weeks, while some people claim they lay at 15. They will sleep on the roof, and...
My GC pullet seems mature and ready to lay. She has been squatting and seems like she has been trying to lay for a few days, but no egg. She is 21 weeks, so should have laid a while back. Am I getting too excited?
My one hen has appeared to be trying to lay eggs, but so far no luck. She has never laid before, but I heard that sometimes that can still mean egg binding. I have also heard that it can take a while for the first egg to be laid. Which (if any) is true?
Seriously.............I am unsure of how to winterize, and I have heard that my breed of hen (Golden Comet) is not very cold hardy. Well, at the store where we buy our feed, they said putting hay on top of and around the coop is good.
My golden comets are 18 weeks old and seem really big and full grown, but no eggs or any obvious signs of them. They poop like crazy in the nesting boxes but never lay eggs. Are there any signs of when they will start laying?
I have 3 cinnamon queens/golden comets in about a 25 square foot run, but I know a feed/supply store that has 2 silkies in a pretty small cage, though they let them run around some because they are very active birds.
I am sorry if I am being a nuisance, but I have another question: One of my chicken's feet seems to be slightly more swollen than her other foot. There is no scab. Could it still be bumble foot? Does anyone have a picture of what a normal (live) chicken foot should look like? Thank you so much!
All three, or sometimes only two, of my 15-week Golden Comet Pullets will sit on the roof of their coop at night instead of going inside, even if it is very dark outside. When I try to put them in the coop, they fluff up and squawk. Thy don't jump up on the roost, like they used to before, they...