Is my chicken getting ready to lay eggs??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by oma4630, Jul 30, 2014.

  1. oma4630

    oma4630 In the Brooder

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    I have 5 chickens and 1 rooster that will be 14 weeks old this coming Thursday. The Rooster has been " having fun" with 1 of the chickens. Does that mean she is just about ready to lay eggs ? Or are they just practicing ?
     
  2. swamperkk

    swamperkk Songster

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    i guess young roosters do what all young males do,lol
     
  3. krista74

    krista74 Songster

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    Just practising I think - his hormones are obviously kicking in [​IMG]

    When they are approaching laying age (usually 18+ weeks) you can look for common signs like squatting, bright red faces, red plump combs and wattles, and an obsession with nest boxes.

    - Krista
     

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