CHICKENS ALMOST READY TO LAY!?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BackyardAnita, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. BackyardAnita

    BackyardAnita Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My three chickens are going to start laying soon!

    1) How long after they start squatting do they start to lay?

    2) When one starts to lay does it encourage the others to start laying?

    3) How long after the hen starts laying can it become broody?
     
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2012
  2. BackyardAnita

    BackyardAnita Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone?
     
  3. 6littlechicks

    6littlechicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1. the ones I have that squatted it was 5 days later that they laid their first egg.

    2. sometimes, it depends on the girls if they are ready or not. I had 1 laying for 6 weeks before another started and that week 3 started!

    3. Haven't had a broody yet but my Cochin wants to be. Every time she lays an egg, she stays on it until I come for it and then she turns like she wants to attack me but isn't courageous enough yet, lol.
     
  4. BackyardAnita

    BackyardAnita Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I can't wait for my chickens to start laying eggs! [​IMG]
     
  5. 6littlechicks

    6littlechicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes, it's a very exciting time!
     
  6. Joe Jordan

    Joe Jordan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some of mine appeared to be caught off guard by their first egg. Like they didn't know it was going to happen or something.
     
  7. BackyardAnita

    BackyardAnita Chillin' With My Peeps

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    BUTTER-BUTT LAYED HER FIRST EGG! [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  8. kreagerm

    kreagerm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    whoo hoo butter butt!!!!!
     
  9. 6littlechicks

    6littlechicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yay!!!!!!! Congrats![​IMG]
     
  10. Pullet Surprise

    Pullet Surprise Chillin' With My Peeps

    Congratulations, now the fun begins!!!!
     

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