Buff Orpingtons ready to lay?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lisa920, Sep 5, 2016.

  1. lisa920

    lisa920 Chirping

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    I have two that are 21-22 weeks old, one has been a lot more "fluffy" the past week or so. Is this a sign of ready to lay?

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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender Premium Member

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    They don't look ready yet by their comb size. A few more weeks to a month. Are they puffing up their feathers? That can be a sign that they don't feel well.
     
  3. lisa920

    lisa920 Chirping

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    Yes one of them fluffs up from time to time.
     
  4. When feeling cold they fluff up also...Sick birds also fluff up...They fluff when content and getting to roost also...
     

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