17 week old BO ready to lay?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chicknewbie326, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. chicknewbie326

    chicknewbie326 Out Of The Brooder

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    My BO is 17 weeks old. Her comb and wattles are deep red and very developed. Occasionaly she has been "squatting" when i go to pet her. This morning I heard what I assume to be the egg song. It was loud and went on for about 20 minutes! Woke me up very early! I went out and she is pacing and has been in the next boxes digging around. I don't want to get all "egg-cited" if it is still a long way out...but how soon after these behaviors did your hens lay?
     
  2. chfite

    chfite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't recall how long for mine, but for yours it is getting to be that time.

    Chris
     

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