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

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

  1. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

    Nov 26, 2008
    Neenah, WI
    Not in, on and not the vent the pelvic bones, use gloves if you don't want to touch the vent
  2. purecountrychicken

    purecountrychicken Songster

    Sep 11, 2008
    Gray Court, SC
    LOL,,I agree with everybody else,,,I'm not stickin my fingers in nothin. When I see an egg,,,I know she started layin eggs! LOL
  3. roll8221

    roll8221 Songster

    Sep 4, 2008
    Central Florida
    I've always noticed that right before they start to lay their combs and waddles get larger and brighter red, they get really chatty, and they squat and hold their wings up a bit when you reach down which I think is because they are lookin for some lovin cause they know eggs are coming. Just my theory. Plus you'll notice when they're standing that their hips get a little wider. And when you hear them start screaming, start lookin for eggs. There's usually a little blood on the first couple eggs but I'm sure they're still fine.

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