Is she about to give birth...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by blessedchickenmama7, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. blessedchickenmama7

    blessedchickenmama7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    to my first egg?? I've been whining about my "older" girls not laying (well, really only about 6 months old) but a younger hen was doing some squatting, bawking really loudly, and messing around the nest box when I was out there just a bit ago. She hops in and hops out. Bawks really loudly. And squats immediately when I touch her back!!!

    But she's younger than my others at only about 21 weeks. She's a BSL. Her comb and wattles are not bright red. Could I still be about to get an egg from other. She's the only girl showing a sign.

    I can't believe I am this excited over a possible egg...
     
  2. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    N. Louisiana
    Sounds like it to me! Yes, I'd say an egg is in your future, near future. And maybe she'll teach the others what to do. [​IMG]
     
  3. s6bee

    s6bee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2007
    Western, NY
    Should be real soon. Keep an eye out for her comb!
     
  4. Sequin

    Sequin Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    I noticed my hen going in and out of the coop a Lot during the day before she laid her egg. So, I think it sounds like a sign that she will be laying soon. As for the wattles/comb... don't know what to tell ya. Let us know if/when she lays!!!
     
  5. blessedchickenmama7

    blessedchickenmama7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I didn't think her comb and wattles were that red, but after I searched on here for some pics of hens who had just laid their first egg, she's looking ready. I guess I was comparing her to my roos... I think she's ready. Hopefully I'll get an egg soon...

    Of course, it's supposed to be freezing here the next two nights, so they're probably all about ready to lay once and then stop for winter... I have no electric out to my chickens... so I'll just have to deal with it...
     
  6. Sequin

    Sequin Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    We have already had some freezing temps at night and my hen is still laying(the one that just started). However, we have been having gorgeous sunny days. I think their rate of lay is more dependent on the amount of daylight vs. temperature. I am sure she will continue to lay, even after her first egg. You might just not get quite as many during the winter as you might during the summer.
     
  7. chickymama25

    chickymama25 Out Of The Brooder

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    Wait a minute...the color of the comb and waddle determines when they are ready to start egging? Red is good? If so, oh joy!! There might be hope!![​IMG]
     

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