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how can you tell a hen is about to/ready to lay?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Chica5592, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. Chica5592

    Chica5592 New Egg

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    My 3 girils are 5months and i am wondering how to tell when they will lay.
     
  2. Nuggetsowner:)

    Nuggetsowner:) Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Their combs will turn a darker red. What kind of chickens do youu have? It seems they should be ready soon.
     
  3. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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  4. ncgnance

    ncgnance Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Their combs get a darker or brighter red, their feet turn a brighter yellow, if they have yellow feet, and they start practicing setting on a nest. Oh, and my mature rooster, pimp daddy started mounting them, and they sit down for him. He never bothered them before now. My pullets are 20 weeks old, and 3 of them are laying pullet eggs.
     

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