Egg song

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by lynnc1120, Aug 3, 2014.

  1. lynnc1120

    lynnc1120 In the Brooder

    Hi. I just joined this morning because I woke up to the egg song for the first time. No egg but my three girls are extra friendly this morning, all on my lap and on my shoulder. They are 14 and15 weeks old. Should I be expecting eggs soon?
  2. Alright [​IMG] The egg song now that is the way to wake up [​IMG]sounds like the lady's are a learning but I bet if you look really close you just might find something even if it is a soft squishy blob that will be the egg ....... [​IMG]

    BYC has a very useful learning center [​IMG]

    Enjoy all your poultry ventures [​IMG]
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Sounds like they are gearing up to start laying! When the combs, faces and wattles are full and red, and they are squatting for you, the eggs should be coming down the pipe soon.

    You probably have a few more weeks to go. Around 18 or 19 weeks of age, you can start them on layer feed and oyster shell. If they start to squat earlier, then you can get them on layer at this time.

    You might put some fake eggs in your nest boxes so the pullets know where to lay theirs.

    Good luck and I hope those eggs start coming soon!
  4. ronmauldin

    ronmauldin Songster

    Jan 25, 2014
    Rhode Island
    I've had them start as early as 16 weeks, but 20 weeks is more the norm.
  5. nuttyboo

    nuttyboo Chirping

    May 31, 2014
    Ontario, Canada
    My girls will be 15 weeks tomorrow and I noticed a couple of the RIR were filling out and wattles were growing in a nice rosey red colour my BSL aren't as far as the reds but I noticed a difference in their "song" this morning.

    Oh happy egg song morning!!!
  6. lynnc1120

    lynnc1120 In the Brooder

    Thanks, It is so hard to wait!
  7. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Yes, the waiting can kill you, but it will all be worth the waiting once you find that first egg! :)
  8. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons

    Apr 23, 2014
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    You are not the only one playing that waiting game right now! LOL
  9. sumi

    sumi Égalité

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us! I see eggs in your new future :) Enjoy!
  10. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Hope those first eggs show up soon!

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