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Big poop sign of laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BroosterSpringsteen, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. BroosterSpringsteen

    BroosterSpringsteen Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 15, 2011
    NW North Carolina
    I have 4 hens that are almost 22 weeks, and 4 that are 18 weeks. No eggs yet, and no squatting, at least that I've seen. Some have red faces. None have fully developed wattles and combs, but they are coming in pretty fast. Someone has started laying ginormous poops, like tangerine size..and in a nesting box of all places! [​IMG] I'm hoping maybe someone will tell me this is a sign the hen will be laying soon? Or are they just doing it to tease me?
  2. JerseyFresh

    JerseyFresh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    I found one of those in my nesting box this year too. Seriously egg-sized and somewhat disturbing.
    Never a dull moment with chickens around.
  3. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

    May 13, 2008
    I wouldn't think so, poop not being a good soon to be laying indicator.
  4. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

    Aug 3, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    Maybe she's just getting ready for things to come. That size out of there!
  5. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    I'm think' it's a sign of a big poop. [​IMG] And that's about it.

    Your ladies are close, very close, Keep up the good work and soon enough, you'll have eggs.
  6. tobyjug8

    tobyjug8 New Egg

    Jul 2, 2011
    we had to block of the nesting box at night because the cockrell and two or three of the hens were pooping in the nice fresh straw and sleeping in there for comfort as long as you open up the nesting box again early ,you can stop them messing up the nest box and then they lay the eggs nice and clean;)
  7. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

    May 13, 2008
    Fred's Hens :

    I'm think' it's a sign of a big poop. [​IMG] And that's about it..

    [​IMG] Just be patient they will come.​
  8. TroutsChicks

    TroutsChicks Fluffy Stuffins

    Jun 5, 2011
    baxter Tn
    YOu can hang "curtains", an old towel cut into a couple strips on th front of the box to help stop that.

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