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

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Missymac, May 23, 2011.

  1. Missymac

    Missymac Chillin' With My Peeps

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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?
     
  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    red comb and red around eyes and face-vent will be swollen and fluidy. [​IMG] 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...
     
  3. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good question. [​IMG]

    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.
     
  4. Missymac

    Missymac Chillin' With My Peeps

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

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