point of lay

  1. MotherOfCluckers

    Latest Point of Lay?

    I have 9 pullets, all raised from day old chicks. The oldest were born around 5/25 and the youngest around 6/30. One of the first group is laying consistently as of 12/5, and one from the other group is starting to squat and act like she may lay an egg soon. My question is, what is the latest...
  2. Quailberries

    Pullets squawking all winter?

    My four EE pullets are showing signs of POL- squatting, rapid comb growth, egg laying song practice, it's all there. I was told they wouldn't lay until spring because of the lack of sunlight, and while I can be patient for the eggs, I REALLY can't wait for the egg laying ballad rehearsals to...
  3. CalBickieMomma

    Pullet plucking and eating other pullet’s feathers ...

    Hello all! I have a 22 week old RIR pullet who has been on and off again plucking and eating the feathers of her flock mates (same age). First she was targeting my Silver Laced Polish (maybe a month and a half ago) to the point they avoided both my RIRs like the plague, then she stopped...
  4. CalBickieMomma

    On and off lethargy in 5 month old pullet

    Hello chicken experts! This morning when I went to check on my flock, one of my RIR pullets appeared a little lethargic (standing still, slightly droopy (but not severe), one leg held up, eyes closed). She’s about 5 months old and has been showing interest in the nesting boxes for about a...
  5. Quailberries

    Is my pullet POL?

    This is Rasputin (yes, that really is her name), my 16-week-old EE pullet. Over the past week or so her comb has really sprouted and taken a reddish coloring that none of the other pullers have. I don’t think she is a rooster as she has never once tried to crow and her feathers are all rounded...
  6. KadeSilkies21

    Silkies Point Of Lay?

    Hello! I just recently bought 4 Silkie hens from a local farm, they have been here for a week or so. The previous owner said they are roughly 18 weeks old. I have heard that a silkies point of lay can vary widely depending on the bird and even colour? My question is when did your silkies start...
  7. reddpepper86

    RSL burying fake egg?

    Hi everyone! So earlier this week my 21 week old RSL has been squatting. Her comb/wattles have become much more red and her pelvic bones are about 2½ finger widths apart. I put a fake egg in one of their nesting boxes and she has been "rearranging" I guess you could say, ever since. Moving...
  8. reddpepper86

    Golden Laced Wyandotte POL soon?

    So my GLW has started getting a really red comb and wattles the past couple weeks. It feels like every day she is getting a little more red and the comb/wattles are growing. She is about 19 weeks and I was curious if she could be getting ready to lay soon? I checked her pelvic bones and while...
  9. EggWalrus

    Do they molt then lay their 1st eggs or just opposite?

    I read on another chicken site today, that pullets start laying at ~5-6 months, then it said to expect 1st molt at 18-24 weeks. Something doesn't sound right. I thought their 1st molt was around a year after start of laying? Can someone set me straight, that's what I get for thoughting...
  10. S

    Pekin bantams herfordshire

    Hi there, can anyone advise me on where I can purchase point of lay hens: I'm looking for pekin bantams and I am in Hertfordshire so there Buckinghamshire or befordshire is close to me.
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