Gettting ready...???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Mrsfoote, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. Mrsfoote

    Mrsfoote Songster

    Jul 19, 2010
    Laurel Montana
    two of my almost 17 week old pullets started really bawk bawking at me and 2 are sitting in the nest box ....eggs soon???

  2. E.G.Glayer

    E.G.Glayer Songster

    Jan 29, 2009
    Blanchester OH
    Should be 20 - 24 weeks but can come as early as 16 in some layers although that is not normal in my experience.
  3. ADozenGirlz

    ADozenGirlz The Chicken Chick[IMG]emojione/assets/png/00ae.png

    Oct 18, 2009
    Quote:Sounds possible! Have they started to do the "submission squat" for you yet? That's a sure sign of scrambled eggs in your near future!
  4. Have they done the squat for you, all of my hens that are now laying began to squat for me and my DH just about the time they started laying. Are combs and wattles red? Mine seemed to suddenly turn red...get a red face before they started laying.

    If they are visiting the boxes, it sounds like they are getting there. Our hen Dolly nearly drives you nuts with her urgent pacing and egg song...none of the hens do the cackle when they lay the eggs or a celebration song. [​IMG]
  5. Mrsfoote

    Mrsfoote Songster

    Jul 19, 2010
    Laurel Montana
    Our little buff brahma did the squat for my husband the two others are starting to kinda do buff brahma her comb and wattles turned alot redder this past week and so are the other two.....

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