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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mfranti, Aug 25, 2008.
i have two hens of egg laying age.
is there a way to tell who dropping presents on the ground?
Catch them in the act is about the only way I know !!!
i don't think catching her dropping an egg is feasable.
i was hoping there were biological clues indication a layer.
moist vent? i think i heard that somewhere.
Are your hens the same breed?
one is RIR the other is a BR.
the younger ones are Leghorns.
It might take awhile, but the hens will start to get bare around the vent area.
Was hoping egg color might help some...
My girls were in a funk for about 3-4 weeks,( molt , I think ) then I started getting 1 egg a day. Mind you before, I was getting 6-9 daily. I cleaned the house, new shavings on the floor, new pellets in the boxes, cleaned for the better part of a Saturday. I got rid of 6 older hens I think were diseased or whatever, runny poo, picking feathers, etc, so now we wait to see what happens. The backside does get bare after a while, when the girls are laying well. Right now, everyone is fully feathered, so I'm hoping to get some action soon.