Laying or not

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by sammy56, Nov 21, 2014.

  1. sammy56

    sammy56 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a pullet which is 6 months
    old and her comb and wattles are
    red and larger and I checked her
    pelvic bone my 2 fingers fits fine
    but she didnt lay eggs yet and she
    stays free range all day if she lays
    egg somewhere secret how will i
    know the egg is there will she squat until she deliverd the egg and how much time does it take to lay an egg
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hens can be very, very sneaky when they hide their eggs. They'll lay the egg, get off the nest and walk away some distance before singing the egg song. Mine does that sometimes and we've searched high and low in the area, but found nothing. The actual egg laying part takes a few seconds, but hens can spent awhile on the next pre- and post laying.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Confine her to the coop for a few days and see if she's laying.
     

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