does she look ready to you?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sdshoars, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. sdshoars

    sdshoars Songster

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    these are my first pullets, and i think this one is near ready to lay. she is 18 weeks, SLW. i cant wait for an egg!!!
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  2. Mine had red combs and wattles for a month or so before they laid.
    In fact I just go my first egg and she is 24 weeks old. Is she squatting for you, when you touch her back?
     
  3. sdshoars

    sdshoars Songster

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    she kind of does, but before she gets all the way down she decides against it. i know she isnt going to lay within the week or anything, i was just wondering if she looked anything like your guy's did before they started. thanks!
     
  4. Omran

    Omran Songster

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    I have the sister ofyour hen and she justlaied her first egg 2 days ago, I think your hen is ready just be patient.
    Good Luck.
    omran
     
  5. windtryst

    windtryst Songster

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    Is that snow in the photo????
     
  6. sdshoars

    sdshoars Songster

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    yeah, thats snow, it snowed last saturday the 11th!!! isnt that nuts! i live in the mountains of nv, this will be my first full winter here, and thats the earliest snow i have ever seen!!!
     
  7. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm 10 Years

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    She doesn't look quite ready to me yet. My last to start laying was 27 weeks, the first was 17 weeks. They both had very red combs and wattles and started squatting about a week or so before they started to lay. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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