Are they close to laying? PICS!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by muscovy94, Dec 14, 2010.

  1. muscovy94

    muscovy94 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey everyone I have 4 OEGB pullets that were hatched during the summer and was wondering when they would start laying? Are they close? Here are some pics...
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  2. Ruth Ann

    Ruth Ann Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hard to see any combs on them...so I can't say.
    But I hope they lay for you soon.
     
  3. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

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    looks like they are getting red- do they walk around kind of growling?
     
  4. swimmer

    swimmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hard to tell. Hopefully soon.
     
  5. If they hatched this summer like you stated I would not think they will lay until early spring ( March). They tend to take a bit longer before laying. I do not see any deep red in the combs that usually is evident prior to laying by about 2 to 4 weeks. That's just my take.
     
  6. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think they'll all be waiting for spring... [​IMG]
     
  7. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Nope, they have a ways to go. If they hatched in the summer, it will be roughly 6 months before you see any eggs. Sorry.
     
  8. sadiebeth12

    sadiebeth12 Out Of The Brooder

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    Is it because of the breed? I am very new to this. I got chicks mid July and 4 of the 6 have started laying this past week. The layers as best as we can tell are a BR, BO (first),GLW and a light Brahma. Still waiting on the Austrolorp and the EE. Just really curious. Thanks!
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