Chicken's comb is red, different behavior, is she going to lay?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by GimmeCake, Aug 17, 2013.

  1. GimmeCake

    GimmeCake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Recently my chicken's combs have started turning red, specifically my GLWs, probably due to that they're the oldest. So far they are approx 16 weeks old.

    Here is an image of a GLW:
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    The combs may not be extremely red, but their a lot redder then a week or two ago.

    Another thing is that they've recently changed they're moods. They are a lot calmer now, and are willing to eat out of my hand.

    Someone else said they heard egg song like noises coming from the coop, but I haven't seen any eggs yet (or any that I know of).

    Is she ready to lay yet?
     
  2. appps

    appps Overrun With Chickens

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    Our eggs came probably within two-three weeks of first noticing the comb changes.
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    No, she's not close yet. Probably at least another month out.
     
  4. meemnum1

    meemnum1 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am a first time chicken owner. I have a rock barred that is at least 6 mos old. Her comb is deep red but no eggs yet. No squatting or song either. Is there anything I can do to encourage her to produce an egg?
     

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