About to lay?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by davecash, Sep 16, 2007.

  1. davecash

    davecash Songster

    Jul 22, 2007
    my pheonix banty hen is laying on the nest and all of the other chickens are gathered around her.. she doesnt move for anything.. i hope she is about to lay.. is this a sign?
  2. IF it's gonna happen she's in the right place! Mine still have a few 'false starts' so don't be surprised if it's not.

    But good luck w/ it!!
  3. schmoo

    schmoo Songster

    May 7, 2007
    West MI.
    I can bet it will happen soon. I had never seen any of mine in the nestboxes until last week and Friday we got our first egg [​IMG]
  4. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    Oh yeah, she's either about to lay one now or she's getting the feel of the nest box. give her some time alone though, I have some new layers that sit in the box of over an hour before they lay the egg.

    Edited: I just realized this thread was started yesterday. Did she lay one?
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2007
  5. davecash

    davecash Songster

    Jul 22, 2007
    no eggs yet
  6. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    I'm sure she's going to lay soon if she's checking out the nest boxes. Give her time, it's coming. How old are they?
  7. lurky

    lurky Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    Quote:Hey Dave, We have the same situation here waiting for the first egg. The last 4 days there has been the same nest box all messed up. I fix it and after work its messy again. I predict that will be where the first egg appears. I also have one that began getting very vocal this today......Any of yours do that too? I think i heard that is also a sign. How old are they?
  8. Hellebore

    Hellebore In the Brooder

    Mar 26, 2007
    Kirkland WA
    Our Phoenix hen layed her first egg today. Last week she tried out the nestbox one time for 45 minutes and was quite vocal about it, but no egg until today. She is the only chicken we have that lays white eggs, so I know for sure it is from her.
  9. jenichick

    jenichick Songster

    Jun 1, 2007
    Did she lay yet? I think my Phoenix hen has been laying cream tinted eggs, and I thought the Dorking was laying little white ones on the ground. Maybe I have it backwards, since Hellebore's lays white....hmmmmm:rolleyes:[​IMG]

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