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Broken Chickens?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Crooked Halo, Jul 30, 2014.

  1. Crooked Halo

    Crooked Halo In the Brooder

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    I have 2 brown leghorn hens. They are between 6 and 8 months old and are still not laying eggs. Are my girls broken? Ha ha
     

  2. Phionex Boy

    Phionex Boy Chirping

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    Either they are just not wanting to or they are jus about to (check their pelvic bones) Also listen for the egg song :D If all fails then maybe they are broken. haha
     
  3. Crooked Halo

    Crooked Halo In the Brooder

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    They don't let me touch them. They'll come up to me for food and to take stuff out of my hand, but that's about it. Any suggestions? And how do you check the pelvis?
     
  4. Phionex Boy

    Phionex Boy Chirping

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    Look, If you touch their bums you will feel 2 big bones sticking out. If it is 3 fingers a part then they will be laying anytime or they maybe already laying. Just try ur best with that.
     
  5. Crooked Halo

    Crooked Halo In the Brooder

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    Alas one has laid an egg! Yay!
     
  6. Phionex Boy

    Phionex Boy Chirping

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    Awsome! im still waiting on mine
     

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