Hen Laying Soon?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by PAH111, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. PAH111

    PAH111 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a 28 week old Bantam Cochin hen. I'm new to owning chickens but from what I've read she's showing some of the signs of laying eggs. She has a very red comb, is playing mom in the nest box...all that stuff. She's been doing this for about 2 months. Is this normal? Or is there something wrong?
     
  2. BlazeJester

    BlazeJester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Couldn't be more normal except if she was laying [​IMG]

    I've heard cochins are very broody... but I've not heard of pullets going broody before they laid. Broody hens will not lay eggs since they are mimicking the cycle of hatching eggs.
     

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