Hens In My Flock-The Egg Race

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by CosmoTheRooster, Aug 17, 2013.

  1. Charolette-Barred rock(4.2months)

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  1. CosmoTheRooster

    CosmoTheRooster Out Of The Brooder

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    The suspense has been building for me, my chickens are approaching egg laying age. So I have a flock of 16 chickens, but I only included the older pullets in the poll. My guess would be my barred rock, being the most plump, with decent comb/wattles, will lay soon. One thing I have noticed her doing, is that she recently moved perches and now roosts alone at night. I have nest boxes with a few golf balls nestled into the soft pine shavings. I am sorry, I would include current pictures of them, but it's late at night. I will throw in some pic's of them tomorrow. I have been reading around here, but nothing seems to be relevant to my situation. I would like to know some signs they will show before laying(and the amount of time they will display this sign before laying). I have read about "squatting", but my roo's bother my immature pullets so much that I think it might have affected their instinct to "squat". My girls have not made any drastic changes in behavior lately. I would like to know how to condition them into laying, because they seem clueless around the nest boxes.

    Like I said, I will include pictures of the girls soon

    Thanks, Cosmo
     
  2. CosmoTheRooster

    CosmoTheRooster Out Of The Brooder

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