Do they look like they're gettin close to laying???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Mrsfoote, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. Mrsfoote

    Mrsfoote Songster

    Jul 19, 2010
    Laurel Montana

    The Girls will be 19 weeks next week
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2010
  2. jettgirl24

    jettgirl24 Songster

    Feb 21, 2010
    Duvall, WA
    How old are your girls? They look a lot younger than mine did when they started to lay. Mine really filled out before they started and had more developed combs/waddles.
  3. Morgan7782

    Morgan7782 Dense Egg Goo

    Mar 22, 2010
    Sacramento CA
    I think the combs and faces will be BLOOD red when they are close, at least that's my experience [​IMG] You will notice the difference I am sure but they seem still pretty orange/pinkish [​IMG] What breeds? They are beautiful
  4. Mrsfoote

    Mrsfoote Songster

    Jul 19, 2010
    Laurel Montana
    The one in the majority of the pics is my Light Brahma Lucy the black one is Rosie she's an Austrolorp? and the tan one is butter cop my bantam sized Buff Brahma her combs and wattles are REALLY red
  5. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Songster

    Apr 15, 2010
    Forest Grove, OR
    Two of my girls are redder in the face than yours and they are not laying yet [​IMG] Your child is adorable!
  6. Taylor

    Taylor Songster

    Dec 14, 2008
    looks like you have a while 2 go yet. [​IMG] my isa-browns are 24 weeks old and just now finding a egg, their combs are really big and red but they're not old enough yet, good luck!!!
  7. Mrsfoote

    Mrsfoote Songster

    Jul 19, 2010
    Laurel Montana
    AHHHHHHHHHHHH I Don't want to wait anymore [​IMG] And my son he is a littler terror but thank you i think he is pretty cute too he loves the chickens. Even my one year old is starting to call the chicks she sits there and says chick chicks
  8. nanawendy

    nanawendy Songster

    Dec 28, 2009
    Bellingham Wa
    You know that whole "watched pot" thing... A watched hen never lays [​IMG] The second pic is priceless, The grin on your sons face warms my heart [​IMG]
  9. Mrsfoote

    Mrsfoote Songster

    Jul 19, 2010
    Laurel Montana
    Yea He likes her Lucy is a sassy little sh!t she talks back constantly apparently she has a lot to say so he always asks mom can I go talk to lucy
  10. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Songster

    Oct 16, 2009
    Brahmas can be well over 6 months old when they start to lay, so don't hold your breath just yet.

    The faces will be a lot redder and the birds quite a bit bigger before they start.....but they will.


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