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how can u tell when a chicken is about to lay

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by pax12, Oct 8, 2008.

  1. pax12

    pax12 Songster 10 Years

    Feb 7, 2008
    how can u tell when a chicken is about to lay
  2. shay20

    shay20 Shay's Flock of Fun

    Jul 31, 2008
    in the wild, Mass
    She will let u know and everyone else around that can hear her,
    She will squawk and yell, when shes quit, go check and you will find an eggy. [​IMG]
  3. AllChookUp

    AllChookUp Will Shut Up for Chocolate

    May 7, 2008
    Frozen Lake, MN
    She stretches out, lets out a yawn, and fluffs her pillow.

    Seriously, if this is a first-time for the hen in question, her comb will turn more and more bright red over time, and she'll start to exhibit the behavior like being in the nest box.

    Are you asking for a first-time chicken, or are you asking when you can tell on a daily basis for a hen that's been laying for some time?
  4. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

  5. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

    Jun 11, 2007
    Only if you haven't fluffed up the pillow for her.

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