can anyone tell by pictures if we should be close to getting some eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by goatcrazed6, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. goatcrazed6

    goatcrazed6 In the Brooder

    Oct 19, 2009
    upstate NY
    Not the best shots as my camera is old, but I was expecting eggs from these pullets. I bought them at auction 4 weeks ago and they were fully feathered. Lots of pics!!
    Does anyone have any idea on how old these might be? I have heard you can tell from combs and wattles, but these are my first chickens so any information will be great.


  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

    Jul 16, 2009
    best coast
    They look close!
  3. MrsChickendad

    MrsChickendad Songster

    Jun 18, 2008
    Lennon, Michigan
    Their wattles and combs will turn bright red when they are ready to lay. They will also "squat" for the rooster or when you run your hand down their backs. I'd guess they are about 5 months old but I'm no expert. Looks like a couple white Plymouth Rocks, a Black Sex-Link, a Rhode Island Red, Partridge Rock? Gonna be a few weeks longer for eggs, I think.

    Anyone else have an opinion?
  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    from the looks of most of their combs, I'd say you've probably got a while to wait yet.
  5. cnj-tx50

    cnj-tx50 Songster

    Jun 19, 2009
    North of Dallas, TX

    One of my RIR's and she's not laying yet!

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