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A watched pullet does not lay....

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by KDbeads, May 12, 2010.

  1. KDbeads

    KDbeads Songster

    Aug 20, 2009
    East Central VA
    Especially when she has NO clue what she's doing. She's 27 weeks old tomorrow.

    She's been in and out of the nest box since last night, up, down, pace, pant, up, down, in, out, pant, screech, up, scratch, down, pant, up, scratch, down.......

    I've been checking every half hour or so since 7 this morning, it's like watching someone in labor! I was so hoping to have an egg from her before I left for the afternoon so I would know for sure if she will be laying blue eggs or not (this changes her living arrangements) [​IMG] 4 of the silkies in the pen have already laid today, leaving one more silkie, my big EE and Neo, the one we are waiting on, an ee/silkie mix. Seven (the EE) is getting really impatient, she wants to hurry up and lay hers as well and of course they all want to use the same box.
    This is the little one we were on the fence about for so long, we decided a little while back that it was a her because she just never grew in 'dude' feathers even though her legs are HUGE and she acts like a roo.

    Couple hours old after I had to hatch her myself
    9 weeks old:
    16 weeks
    24 weeks

    I leave in a half hour.... going to check again.....
    Last edited: May 12, 2010

  2. SuziQ991

    SuziQ991 Songster

    Aug 18, 2009
    Well I sure hope it happens today for you. They seem to drag is out on purpose when we are excited don't they!
  3. KDbeads

    KDbeads Songster

    Aug 20, 2009
    East Central VA
    I finally get home to this.....
    Left to right.... Mayhem, Seven, Neo, Freak, all laid today
    Banty sized blue egg, her living quarters will not change since I can tell hers apart from the silkies!!

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