Boff in the face???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by justusnak, Jul 9, 2007.

  1. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    I have 15 BO pullets. They are about 17 weeks. Several of them are getting really red in the face...around thier eyes,waddles,combs. Is this indicitave of the being ready to lay? I have found 2 pullet eggs...but there are other pullets in there that might also be getting ready to lay. How do I know? Is the reddening in the face normal?? Could it be the heat? Not all of them are red. Some are still pinkish. Is it time to put in the "big girl boxes" They have 3 boxes near the floor.
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Yep, as they are ready to lay their combs, faces, and wattles turn "bright" red.
  3. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Whew! Thanks....guess I better get busy on the nest boxes. They are ready...just need to be installed. Come on EGGS!! LOL Im just glad it wasnt aomething wrong. Thanks again silkie!

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