I have seen this statement over and over again, what does it mean?

Missymac

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Mar 24, 2011
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"Looks like a hen about to start laying..."

What does this mean? How does a hen that is about to start laying look exactly?
 

sonew123

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red comb and red around eyes and face-vent will be swollen and fluidy.
ok now that I have that image in my mind I have to go bleach my eyes! hahaha
sings the egg song plays in nesting boxes for long periods of time...
 

PunkinPeep

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Mar 31, 2009
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Good question.


There are a couple of signs. The pullet's comb and wattles will grow very very red, as opposed to the pink that she has probably been sporting. And often, she will start to squat, when you go toward her, instead of running out of the way.

Those are just a couple of signs.
 

Missymac

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Mar 24, 2011
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NY
Thank you. I had been pondering that question for awhile, and finally I just had to ask:)
 

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