Increased Appetite

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Kellichick, Jul 16, 2011.

  1. Kellichick

    Kellichick Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello! I'm sure that this issue has been addressed already, but there are too many topics to look at all of them.

    I have a beautiful mixed flock of 4 to 5 month old pullets and one Roo. In the past week or two, they have increased their food intake by at least double, probably more. Is this a sign that I will be getting some eggs soon?
     
  2. Zaxby's2

    Zaxby's2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2011
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    Probably, a hen would need to take in more nutrients to lay eggs, and most start laying at around five months, so congrats! [​IMG]
     
  3. Kellichick

    Kellichick Out Of The Brooder

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    That would be awesome! I hope they ALL start laying at once!
     
  4. Zaxby's2

    Zaxby's2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2011
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    Is your avatar one of the pullets your talking about? If so then she looks like she'll lay any day now! [​IMG]
     
  5. Kellichick

    Kellichick Out Of The Brooder

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    I have two hens that are a year old and she is one of those. I took that picture last year. She has actually stopped laying since it got so hot here. Hoping that the younger girls will motivate her.
     
  6. Zaxby's2

    Zaxby's2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2011
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    Oh well, I'm sure her and your pullets will start soon! [​IMG]
     

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