Black Sex Link- Ready to lay?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mrskenmore, Aug 25, 2014.

  1. mrskenmore

    mrskenmore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Black Sex Link Jolene is 17 weeks- I have noticed her comb and waddles getting larger and more red- see attached pic- do you think she will start laying anytime soon?

    thanks for the help in advance!
     
  2. mrskenmore

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  3. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    LOL - and now I see the picture, looks like she's getting close.
     
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    When you touch the comb/wattles do they feel supple and look nice and waxy or are they more dry feeling?
     
  5. mrskenmore

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    I am going on vacation in 2 weeks- I am hoping I will be there for the first egg! Do you think she will lay in the next two weeks?
     
  6. mrskenmore

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    Her comb and waddles are still a little dry feeling to the touch
     
  7. bobshere

    bobshere Chillin' With My Peeps

    Has she squatted yet? I think thats the biggest sign. Reach down to touch her. If she isnt squatting then it will be a while yet. If she is squatting then it wont be long.
     
  8. mrskenmore

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    I don't think she is squatting yet, but I will check again today, so if she isn't squatting I guess it could still be a few more weeks then? I am in no rush- just would like it to happen when I am home and not on vacation leaving them with my #1 and #2 chicken sitting trusted pals!
     
  9. bobshere

    bobshere Chillin' With My Peeps

    My one with the biggest red comb who I thought would be first to lay ended up being last to lay. I think the squatting is the biggest sign but just my opinion.
     
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  10. mrskenmore

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    Thanks- I will take notice. I wouldn't be surprised if that was the case at our coop too!
     

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