Any day now...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Studio2770, Aug 2, 2013.

  1. Studio2770

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    17-18 weeks, almost 18-19 weeks old. Any day now. Fiona is a white leghorn and her comb is nice and red. I tried petting her to see if she squats but she runs away. I can fit about 2 fingers width between her pelvic bones.
     
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  2. TheSpeckledRoo

    TheSpeckledRoo Chirping

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    I have a white leghorn about the same age. I am soooo excited. Mine hasn't started to squat yet, but man is her comb red.
     
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    I forgot to post a pic of her, I just edited my post. 2 others have red combs too but she's the oldest. She's had a large comb for the longest time!
     
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    Wow! Fiona has a massive comb for her age. My hen's comb is more like the hen in the background. I take it Fiona is the head hen?
     
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    She's quite a heavy gal too. The hen in the background is Melody, she has the 4th largest comb. Melody just recently started to redden and get a larger comb. These were a couple days ago.
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    Amelia, 3rd oldest.
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    Clara, 2nd oldest. Fiona
     
  6. TheSpeckledRoo

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    I think my girl has a comb like Clara. But she is also in a pen with larger more dominate hens. I guess that matters with comb size.
     
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    I assume a large comb means more seniority. It seems once they start reddening, the comb and wattles grow at a fast rate. Sophie, the youngest, still has a yellow comb and mold pink face. I think she's a couple weeks younger.
     
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    My leghorns are 18 weeks and one of they just laid their first egg today, one of them is currently on a nest, I guess getting ready to lay. the other shows no interest haha. Good luck!
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    Won't be long now :)
     
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    Awesome! I want to see someone in the boxes or an egg.
     
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    here are our eggs from today :))
     

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