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Is my chicken going to lay an egg?!?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Scrambled8, Aug 11, 2013.

  1. Scrambled8

    Scrambled8 Chirping

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    Well, one of my 20.5 week old easter egger chickens looks like she's about ready to lay an egg! She has a hot pink/ red comb, looks fully grown, and squats whenever I go to pick her up. The squatting is really recent, only about 5 days, but the red comb has been like that for about three weeks. So when do you think I can expect eggs? [​IMG]
     

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    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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  3. Scrambled8

    Scrambled8 Chirping

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    thankyou!
     
  4. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Songster

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    It varies chicken to chicken but I got my first egg 7 days after my first chicken started squatting and 4 days after my second started squatting. Not sure who laid the egg but I'd assume that it was the first squatter.
     
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