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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by vclark321, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. vclark321

    vclark321 Chirping

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    2 of the girls will get into the submissive, 'I'm ready' mounting position when I pet them. Does this mean I should start seeing eggs soon? Right now they are mowing the lawn. They are 20 weeks old already. Give me strenght!
     

  2. dantodd

    dantodd In the Brooder

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    My 2 Delawares just started doing the same this weekend. They'll be 21wks this Wednesday. Of course we're leaving town Wednesday for 10 days. I suspect my chicken sitters will be rewarded with their first eggs.
     
  3. srpaint

    srpaint Songster

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    Mine started doing that about 3 weeks before they started laying. It was that and then the combs turned a deep red. After the comb color changed it was only about a week til I got my first egg.
     
  4. vclark321

    vclark321 Chirping

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    Ok. Thank you. My girls have nice red combs and wattles. So I am hoping to see some action soon.
     
  5. LT

    LT Songster

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    Quote:We have 1 of 9 laying, and she has been laying for a month!!! But we are going out of town next week too. I am certain that is when all the others will start laying. It will be their way of reminding me I am not in charge.
     

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