How can I tell if my hen is pregnant?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by AceOfClucks, Sep 17, 2019.

  1. AceOfClucks

    AceOfClucks Hatching

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    Hi, I'm pretty new to chickens and I have a couple questions. Firstly how can I tell if my hens are pregnant? I have a rooster in the herd but I'm not sure if the the hens are old enough yet. How would I know when they are old enough and what do I do if they have twins? Or do they always have multiple?
     
  2. chrissynemetz

    chrissynemetz Crossing the Road

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    Chickens don't get pregnant, they lay eggs. :)
     
  3. AceOfClucks

    AceOfClucks Hatching

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    Also what do i do if my chickens milk hasnt come in until later?
     
  4. chrissynemetz

    chrissynemetz Crossing the Road

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    If you don't want baby chicks, just collect the eggs daily and you won't have any, because the hen has to incubate the eggs before a chick will start to develop. :)
     
  5. chrissynemetz

    chrissynemetz Crossing the Road

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    Don't worry, if you do end up with chicks, the mama hen will take care of everything :thumbsup
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Pregnant, milk ? I think we've been trolled.
     
  7. chrissynemetz

    chrissynemetz Crossing the Road

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    @sourland Yes I would say so. Entertaining though :D
     
  8. maddog7

    maddog7 Chirping

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    hmmm ... how to milk a chicken? Lets see, where are those teats? :D
     
  9. AceOfClucks

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    Oh, thank you so much! I didn't expect a reply so soon, that clears things up a little but unfortunately I just posted a related thread so every ones gunna think I'm dumb
     
  10. Rammy

    Rammy Crowing

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    (singing) Tiny bubbles.....
     

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