**Egg Update** Signs of an egg????

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Eliz, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. Eliz

    Eliz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just went out to make sure everyone got back into the coop for the night and locked up safe. I have two sex links that are 22 weeks old but have not seen eggs yet. I bent down to pick up one of the hens and she did a "squat" and her vent kind of bubbled out!!?? The other hen did not do this.

    Am I getting close to an egg?

    Should I check the yard for an egg?



    ****~~~~UPDATE~~~~****

    I left the house early this morning and left the chickens in the coop [​IMG] But when I got home I let them out through the chicken door. When I opened my door to the coop to check water, food, and so forth guess what was sitting on the floor of the coop.

    [​IMG]



    FIRST EGG!
    FIRST EGG!


    I now wonder if she has been laying them while free ranging? Should I keep them confine to the coop and run area's for the next couple of days or let her figure things out on her own? After I took the egg she did seem to be looking around in the coop for it. Had a nice plastic replacement in the nest box! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2008
  2. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    yep thats a major egg sign [​IMG]
     
  3. PaintedMeadows

    PaintedMeadows Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hens starting doing that about 2 weeks before laying but about 2 or 3 days before laying I checked their pelvic bones and they were spread way apart. 3 fingers width versus 1 finger or less in a nonlaying hen. That was the best indicator for me that they were close. I'm testing it out on a third hen as we speak. She is making a nest and squating, red and plump comb and waddles but still only 1 finger width so waiting a little longer. Hope that helps a bit. I am new to this but these are my observations.
     
  4. Eliz

    Eliz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    moving this up for the update
     
  5. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    HOORAY! [​IMG]
     
  6. miron28

    miron28 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    congrats! [​IMG]
     
  7. lowcountrypoultry

    lowcountrypoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] Congrats on the first egg!!
     
  8. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

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    GRATZ on your first egg!!!
     
  9. Eliz

    Eliz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well we got an egg the first day, the second day she put an egg right beside the plastic one in the nest box! Today I guess she needed a break. [​IMG]
     
  10. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    One of my 18 just layed her first egg today and it looks alot like yours... but the white spots were all around the middle part of the egg.
     

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