how to tell which hens are laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by RhondaLynn, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. RhondaLynn

    RhondaLynn Out Of The Brooder

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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
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Fjhunter66 New Egg

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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! :)
     
  4. RhondaLynn

    RhondaLynn Out Of The Brooder

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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
     
  5. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

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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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