how to tell which hens are laying

RhondaLynn

In the Brooder
8 Years
Oct 3, 2011
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I have 15 young hens, some are laying and some are not. I was wondering if there was a physical way to tell who was actually laying and who was not? No real reason I have to know other than just being nosey!
Rhonda
 

Fjhunter66

Hatching
7 Years
Oct 23, 2012
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In my experience the hens changed personality a bit and started being a bit more confident and bossy, I don't know if anyone else has had this with their hens? Also their wattles start to be more red and pronounced and they squat when I go to stroke them. Other than that I'm not too sure, I'm a newbie when it comes to chicken keeping! :)
 

RhondaLynn

In the Brooder
8 Years
Oct 3, 2011
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Thanks all. I read about ducks, but wonder how much would apply to chickens.. I am still wondering if anyone can chime in!
Rhonda
 

Den in Penn

Songster
8 Years
Dec 15, 2011
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Without physically handling them the vent should be larger and moister then non layers. If you pick them up the spread between the pubic bones will be larger.
 

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