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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by davecash, Sep 12, 2007.
if your hens are about to lay for the first time ever? is bantys diff than reg. chickens?
Age is a big factor. 20weeks is a good starting point for alot of pullets. Brighter red colored combs is a good indication that your pullet is in her laying cycle. Special songs they sing also help to let you know.
Special songs? Can you elaborate? i am waiting for my 22 week old EE to lay her first egg. She has been making a certain sound a lot lately, but i wouldn't describe it as a song, unless it was a really irritating nails on the blackboard type of rock song.
Too funny, but ya songs from the hens aren't really singing like we do but kinda like the guy who couldn't carry a tune no matter what the song is. It does sound weird in a way... but to them it is singing.
i mean pullets, do they like sit in the nests before they lay.. to get used to it?
A few of the things that happened:
Red combs, of course.
Squatting as we walked by them.
They became easier to pick up, more docile.
They munched down oyster shell.
They sat in the nest boxes for a bit.
All of them did not exhibit all of these behaviours, these are just some things Ive noticed.
Good luck w/ getting eggs!