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

    Jun 5, 2013
    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

    Jun 7, 2011
    Taylors, SC
    I don't recall how long for mine, but for yours it is getting to be that time.


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