Knowing When They Are Ready?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 5Chickens, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. 5Chickens

    5Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This has probably been asked a million times, but what are some signs that a pullet will start laying her eggs? I have a new pullet I got that is about 5 and a half months old.

    thanks
     
  2. Rennie

    Rennie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Squating , Going in the nest box, Singing egg song,

    Just a few that mine do ...
     
  3. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2010
    stuart florida
    Are they fully grown when they start or are they still on the small size?
     
  4. rosiethechicken

    rosiethechicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Knowing that exactly is Holy Grail of chicken world [​IMG].

    But some of the indications

    1. Red, large comb
    2. Red, large wattles
    3. Squatting
    4. Wide(r) pelvic bone distance
    5. Egg Song
    6. Interest in the nest

    last, but not the least,

    7. they will lay when they want to lay
     
  5. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2010
    stuart florida
    Mine are still tiny at 19 weeks but I notice them checking the nest box and chatting away to my hen while she sits waiting to lay her egg And she doesn't sing. She just seems to tell them not to leave her alone .and the pullets started aggressive behaviour towards my Chihuahua
     

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