Anyone look ready to lay soon? (lots of pics)

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by newchickmom, Jan 29, 2008.

  1. newchickmom

    newchickmom Songster

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    I was wondering if any of these girls look close to laying yet? They are 18 wks today !!! [​IMG]

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    The last 3??
     

  2. Bawkadoodledoo

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    7. looks mighty red in the comb and wattles.
     
  3. karmical

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    Are they Australorps? If so, the two Australorps I have had combs and wattles that were a little more developed and redder than yours do before I saw the first egg at 25 weeks....hang in there! Everyone seems to be having to wait a bit longer than usual to see eggs....
     
  4. newchickmom

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    Oh yes,[​IMG] I forgot to mention, they are australorps.

    One of them crouches down whenever I pet her.[​IMG]
     
  5. karmical

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    Ooooo....the crouching is a GOOOOOOOD sign....especially if she arches her back kind of spazzy when she squats...
     
  6. newchickmom

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  7. ChuckenGirl

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    can tell if there ready to lay by the wattles and comb?
     

  8. JenniferJoIN

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    I don't have any australorps, but mine had combs that were a little bigger and redder than any of yours. Mine were 19 weeks old when we got our first eggs.
     

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