Does my pullet have a problem or is getting ready to lay?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by florida lee, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. florida lee

    florida lee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My EE is acting strange.....sitting by herself acting gruff and moody. the EE rooster (same age 18 wks) tried to mount her today she wanted nothing to do with him. Could she be getting ready to lay or is it something else?? Hoping she isn't sick.
     
  2. ChickLover98

    ChickLover98 The Chicken Princess

    Apr 24, 2010
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    It sounds like she's getting ready to lay. Is she doing an egg squat when you go to pick her up?
     
  3. <3ChickenForever

    <3ChickenForever Fire Is Catching

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    Does she eat and drink fine? Is she pale?
     
  4. florida lee

    florida lee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she is eating and drinking, crop is large,,,,but has been for along time.a month....she's a piggie. Squat, I don't know about that, but has been sitting a lot and that's not normal for her.
     
  5. ChickLover98

    ChickLover98 The Chicken Princess

    Apr 24, 2010
    Pennsylvania
    AN egg squat is when the hen crouches down and sort of 'shakes' when you go to pick her up. If she is sitting on the nest, she is most likely gonna lay. [​IMG]
     
  6. <3ChickenForever

    <3ChickenForever Fire Is Catching

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    Well then you have a pullet that will lay super soon! Good luck! [​IMG]
     

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