Anyone have a pic of a Rhode Island Red Hen?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mrbstephens, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. mrbstephens

    mrbstephens Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm looking for a pic of one who has recently just started to lay. Mine is 20 weeks old and I heard her sing the egg song this morning. She's still pink in the face and hasn't squatted at all. Maybe she's just teasing me? [​IMG]
     
  2. daklander

    daklander Out Of The Brooder

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    This girl has recently started laying. Right about 5 months when she dropped the first egg and this photo was probably a week or so before that first egg.
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  3. mrbstephens

    mrbstephens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mine isn't nearly as red as yours. Is she playing a trick on me?

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  4. chickendude

    chickendude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are only 14 weeks sorry I can't help you. I hope someone post a pic for you, I would like to compare it to my girls.
     
  5. daklander

    daklander Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I'm just guessing but I'd say a couple of weeks still to wait.
     
  6. eggsited chickens

    eggsited chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my rhode island red is 20 weeks and she laid her first egg yesterday. She is redder than yours though. Hope this helps.
     
  7. mdbokc

    mdbokc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The comb will darken (more red) as she gets ready to lay. The feather colors are the same as our RIR hens. [​IMG] Ours are laying nicely now that they have begun. They started a couple weeks after the Buff Orps.
     
  8. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Here's my girl when she started laying.

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  9. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    I'd say you are REAL close.
     
  10. DianeB

    DianeB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know how accurate this is, but my pullets started to grow feathers right along their face right before they layed. The one we had that didn't lay never grew those feathers.

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