can you tell when they will come into lay

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by willowtreecreek, May 11, 2008.

  1. willowtreecreek

    willowtreecreek Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 2 hens that are old enough to start laying soon. Are there any signs to when they will start to lay? I don't want to miss my first egg!
     
  2. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    Their combs will turn red as opposed to being pink...

    9 week old EE (Easter Egger) pullet...

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    25 week old EE pullets (notice the red combs)...

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    Hope this helps!

    Dawn
     
  3. willowtreecreek

    willowtreecreek Out Of The Brooder

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    cool. One of my older ones is a little bigger and is definetly redder on her comb. I'm so excited for eggs. I'm going on vacation for 5 days on may 31 and my mother in law will be caring for the girls. I am SO hoping to get my first egg before I go.
     
  4. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    Welcome to BYC, by the way! [​IMG]

    I hope you get your first egg before you leave for vacation! [​IMG]


    Dawn
     
  5. willowtreecreek

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    Thanks!
     

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