How will I know they are close to laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by DebB11, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. DebB11

    DebB11 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2011
    I have 2 black stars and 4 br's ( at least i hope br's and not sexlink males) they are 13 weeks old. I have no idea when they will begin laying... are there signs to look for? Not sure when to give them layer feed either..
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    They should start laying sometime around 5 months of age. You will start to see their combs redden, they may do the mating squat for you. Don't start in on the layer feed till about 5 months or when they actually start to lay. Same with the oyster shell. Wait till the are actually laying eggs to offer that. [​IMG]

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