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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Prisserbabe, Oct 5, 2011.
What are the egglaying/about to be egglaying clues everyone can think of out there?
Comb & wattle getting larger and bright red!!
Combs & wattles turning red(er), start practicing their song & checking out the nests.
The pelvic bones open up and create a wider opening - you can slip 3 fingers between them. On non-laying hens, you can usually only slip 1 or 2 fingers between.
What else? I often catch them "tanking up" on oyster shell, just before they start to lay.
Quote:? How do you do this? like between their legs or where do you find out?
When the leave the nest there is a brown/white/blue/green/pink oblong shaped thing where they were sitting.
I didn't get any clues. I cleaned out the chicken house then went to clean it the following week and had over 60 small eggs