Are there any certain behaviors that I can be looking for?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Mrs. Fluffy Puffy, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    I have quiet a few pullets that are past laying age, I have a nesting box that has 21 nest, but only 13 have bottoms, a few of the pullets will fly up on the nesting boxes and look inside at the fake eggs that are in there and they're acting really curious .. is there any certain behavior I can be looking for, that will give me a hint they're close to laying eggs? I can post pictures if need be -
     
  2. hallerlake

    hallerlake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Look for The Squat. You'll know it when you see it.
     
  3. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Like when I try and pick them up? Or if I kinda do the rooster thing?
     
  4. dirtsaver

    dirtsaver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy :

    Like when I try and pick them up? Or if I kinda do the rooster thing?

    Exactly! When your hand comes over them like you are going to pick one up or touch her back she will squat down and hold her wings up a bit. When you see that happen eggs are a week or so away!

    Larry​
     
  5. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    I shall have to try that tomorrow ... anything else I can look for?
     
  6. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    Their combs and wattles should also go from pink to red when they are getting ready to lay.
     
  7. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Humm, very nice! [​IMG]
    Anything else ... [​IMG]
     

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