is she close to laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sarmartur, Jul 26, 2016.

  1. sarmartur

    sarmartur Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG]if she is close how much longer til she lay she be 19 weeks old tomorrow
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    What breed?
    I'd say several more weeks. The comb is still quite small for most breeds.
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    A couple of weeks. Her comb and wattles will double or triple in size before she starts.
     
  4. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Her face is red which is a good indication she will begin laying soon. However, her comb is still small. Is she squatting? How about singing or checking out the nests? These are also great indicators that the eggs are close to coming. In the meantime, I would recommend putting some fake eggs in the nests so she knows where to lay. Also, watch for her comb to grow in size.

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  5. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Once the comb and wattles enlarge and become redder, as your picture shows, eggs MAY be laid soon. How long can not be answered. Try to be patient. Good luck.
     
  6. sarmartur

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    she is a golden sexlink and not sure about singing or squatting i will see if she will later and thanks for answering
     
  7. ChickenCanoe

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    Check the space between the pointy pelvic bones. That has to expand before an egg can pass. If it is over 2 finger width and the vent is moist, laying is imminent.

    IMHO, not all hens will squat and the egg song usually doesn't come till laying commences. Squatting is the desire to breed, not that they're about to ovulate. Hens with roosters will almost never squat for a human.
     
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  8. sarmartur

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    ok and thanks
     
  9. sarmartur

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    she starting to squat so how long after squatting do they start to lay
     
  10. eggolio

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    She looks like she could be laying soon! She has a small comb and wattles. My barred rocks and BO have started laying a couple weeks after they started squatting
     

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