how can i tell when my chickens will lay????

9jewels9

In the Brooder
10 Years
Mar 24, 2009
12
0
22
I have 3 legghorns 17weeks old 6 golden comets 16 weeks old. How can i tell when they are going to lay??
 

purecountrychicken

Songster
11 Years
Sep 11, 2008
248
2
119
Gray Court, SC
1 good way is their combs and waddles will get bright red. Another way I read about is if you can get 2 fingers into their vent they are getting ready to lay eggs. Let me know how that works for ya.
 

Buck Creek Chickens

Have Incubator, Will Hatch
11 Years
Nov 26, 2008
4,376
25
259
Neenah, WI
your not going to be sticking those fingers any were nasty, my DH has the same problem, also if you look at the vent it gets larger(wider) and softer
 
Last edited:

TXmom

Songster
11 Years
Dec 3, 2008
1,505
12
161
Sealy, TX (West Houston area)
I have 4 Leghorns...they will be 21 weeks old tomorrow and I just got my very first white egg yesterday. It was big compared to my brown eggs!
I think it was Layla...no more white eggs today, so I have 3 more that haven't layed anything yet. Their combs and wattles have been growing and turning red since they were 17 weeks old. They also squat down now when I pet them on their back.
 

9jewels9

In the Brooder
10 Years
Mar 24, 2009
12
0
22
Dont no about the 2 fingers thing but 2 chickens combs are alot more red than the others and those 2 are clucking different?
 

njones

In the Brooder
10 Years
May 31, 2009
29
0
32
Wisconsin
Thanks for the question. I was wondering too.
I don't want to put my fingers "in" any part of one of my poor chickens
 

New posts New threads Active threads

Top Bottom