I think my hen is laying an egg!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ticks, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    two of my free rangers (RSL) are not freeranging in the patch of brushes like the others, foraging for food, they are sittign sown, almost squatiing over by there run. I think they might be having an egg!
     
  2. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    They don't typically lay this late in the day, but when mine started they'd do that for a couple days before actually laying the egg, so don't worry if they don't lay one immediately! Even now, my grown hens sometimes take 1/2 a day in & out of the nest box before they finally lay. Congrats!
     
  3. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    I heard that they could lay whenever, in a recent post.
     
  4. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    They can lay whenever - I remember watching one of my bantams getting ready to lay for the first time.

    She was almost frantic - imagine a little lady in an old fashioned floral dress, trying to find the bathroom in a busy shopping mall! [​IMG]
     
  5. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2008
    NE Wisconsin
    My neighbor's Polish just layed an egg at around 5 this evening. They lay whenever.
     
  6. johnmayersquare

    johnmayersquare Let's Talk About Chicks, Man!

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    My White Leghorn and Barred Rock that just started laying this week have been laying late in the afternoon or early evening........I would say even as late as 6 or 7 in the evening a couple of times.
     
  7. newchickenfamily

    newchickenfamily Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:[​IMG] [​IMG] I can imagine it!
     

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