Checking to see which hens are laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BUMPKIN, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. BUMPKIN

    BUMPKIN Out Of The Brooder

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    I heard or read that the space between the pelvis bones of a hen were a good indicator of whether a hen was laying. I measured some of mine and decided the two fingers were probably not, three were. I shut the two fingers up and next day had two eggs. from those two hens. I guess the measurement should be one finger width for a nonlayer. Right, Anybody? Thanks.[​IMG]
     
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  2. catniip

    catniip Out Of The Brooder

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    Umm I have never figured out where the pelvic bones are in a hen?
    Does anyone have a photo or a drawing of this?
    Catniip
     
  3. BUMPKIN

    BUMPKIN Out Of The Brooder

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    I found mine the easiest by laying my hen in my arm like a baby, holding her feet with that hand and feeling just to the front of her business end before getting to the stomach cavity. Guess that is hard to picture in your mind.[​IMG]
     
  4. digitS'

    digitS' Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This might help [​IMG]:

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    Steve
     
  5. catniip

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    Thank you very much!
     

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