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

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 9jewels9, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. 9jewels9

    9jewels9 In the Brooder

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    I have 3 legghorns 17weeks old 6 golden comets 16 weeks old. How can i tell when they are going to lay??
     
  2. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    how red are there faces, and do you know how to check how wide the pelvic bones are, if you get 2 fingers there're close
     
  3. purecountrychicken

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    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.
     
  4. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    its not 2 fingers in the vent, its 2 fingers between the pelvic bones
     
  5. IDIOT HUSBAND

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    I'm not sticking 2 fingers anywhere. I'll wait patiently.
     
  6. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    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
     
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  7. TXmom

    TXmom Songster

    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! [​IMG] 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.
     
  8. 9jewels9

    9jewels9 In the Brooder

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    Dont no about the 2 fingers thing but 2 chickens combs are alot more red than the others and those 2 are clucking different?
     
  9. njones

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    [​IMG] 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
     
  10. logansmommy7

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    Quote:I'm with you!!![​IMG]
     

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