is she ready

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kenzie008, Jul 28, 2014.

  1. kenzie008

    kenzie008 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have this leghorn that I think is ready to lay. Is she?

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  2. aquagolda

    aquagolda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would need a picture of the vent it should be pale I believe and should be around 18 weeks old and is starting to sit in the nesting box but may not lay anything or she could be practicing if she sits on another ones eggs
     
  3. kenzie008

    kenzie008 Out Of The Brooder

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    What's the vent and yes she has been sitting in the nest
     
  4. nuttyboo

    nuttyboo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where the egg and poop comes out
     
  5. kenzie008

    kenzie008 Out Of The Brooder

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    Its pale
     
  6. aquagolda

    aquagolda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok then yes pretty soon her first egg will come you just have to be patient.
     
  7. nuttyboo

    nuttyboo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you checked her pubic bone. If you pick her up under your arm have her facing backwards. Find her vent and feel for the bone that runs around the vent to the bottom. The wider the spec between the bones the closer she is to laying if she's not close you'll only be able to lay 1 finger inbetween them 3 fingers and your very close
     

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