Anyone look like they'll be laying anytime soon?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 6RandomBrownLayers, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. 6RandomBrownLayers

    6RandomBrownLayers Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    19 week is young but they all look like they are considering it. I'd say eggs are in your near future.
     
  3. bobbieschicks

    bobbieschicks Chicken Tender

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    Is Marshmellow a White Leghorn? If so, she'll be close within the next couple of weeks I'd say.

    Here's my WL the week before she started laying.
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    Here she is the week she laid her first egg.
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  4. ceeceeholt

    ceeceeholt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had one leghorn lay at 18 weeks and 4 more followed within 2 weeks. Still waiting on the sixth. My RIR and BO just started and they are 26 weeks:) Good luck, I know I hated waiting:)
     
  5. 6RandomBrownLayers

    6RandomBrownLayers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    "Is Marshmellow a White Leghorn? If so, she'll be close within the next couple of weeks I'd say."

    I was told she is a White Rock, but now I'm not so sure lol. Hmmm...

    Anyone have guesses on who will be the first?
     
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2012
  6. maizy'smom

    maizy'smom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From these pics, I'd say you've got a little longer to wait....at least until their combs and wattles get larger and redder. Has any one squatted for you yet? Those were the biggest indicators my girls showed just before laying. I know the wait is almost agonizing. But start practicing your happy dance any way.

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  7. 6RandomBrownLayers

    6RandomBrownLayers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Taylor seems to almost maybe kinda sorta squat when I get close. She does that once then won't again for a little while.
     
  8. chickmanna

    chickmanna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with the "squat" indicator. Each of my pullets started laying one week, to the day!!, of doing the egg squat. BTW, grandkids loved this because they could pick up one of the girls anytime they wanted!!
     

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