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Egglaying clues

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Prisserbabe, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. Prisserbabe

    Prisserbabe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What are the egglaying/about to be egglaying clues everyone can think of out there?
    Thanks [​IMG]
     
  2. kiweed

    kiweed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Squatting
     
  3. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    Comb & wattle getting larger and bright red!!
     
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  4. shelleen

    shelleen Out Of The Brooder

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    Combs & wattles turning red(er), start practicing their song & checking out the nests.
     
  5. feathersnuggles

    feathersnuggles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  6. Prisserbabe

    Prisserbabe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:? How do you do this? like between their legs or where do you find out?
     
  7. dantodd

    dantodd Out Of The Brooder

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    When the leave the nest there is a brown/white/blue/green/pink oblong shaped thing where they were sitting. [​IMG]
     
  8. binders

    binders Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. TedJan92_in_Idaho

    TedJan92_in_Idaho Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 [​IMG]
     
  10. silkymom1986

    silkymom1986 The Silkie Villa

    Sep 28, 2011
    Byhalia, MS
    Quote:HAHA [​IMG]
     

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