hens are getting fat/fuzzy butt (pic heavy)

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by shaggy, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. shaggy

    shaggy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i think that is supposed to be a sign of getting ready to lay

    but they don't seem to have the big combs/waddles that other peoples buff orpingtons have

    they found got a lot of worms and beetles from my wife's jasmine vines


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    Last edited: Sep 7, 2009
  2. beakkeeper

    beakkeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are they? When their combs and wattles turn red and they do the "laying dance", then get ready for eggs! [​IMG]
     
  3. shaggy

    shaggy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    18 weeks old ... their combs/waddles are red during the day --- but later in the afternoon/early evening they go back to being pink

    no squatting or practicing the egg song yet
     

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