LOUD! Red sex link 17 weeks old

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  1. saturner415

    saturner415 Out Of The Brooder

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    My red sex link is 17 weeks old and she has all of the sudden gotten really loud. She has not laid an egg yet. Her comb is red but not bright red and i have not seen her squat. But holy moly she is really loud today. Is she getting ready to lay? I haven't really seen her look at the nests though. They roam free in our yard during the day but go in the coop at night by them selves. Should i start keeping her and her sister (black sex link) in the coop for a bit during the day?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    It sounds as if she is getting ready to lay.
     
  3. saturner415

    saturner415 Out Of The Brooder

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    funny thing... i went out to check on them and my red sex link totally squatted! Should be anytime now i hope!!
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    Mine start talking loudly from a day away from laying up to a week away, so expect that first egg very soon.
     
  5. GC-Raptor

    GC-Raptor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Two of my golden comets got loud 1 and 2 days of laying. I had my third girl of 5 lay today, no warning.
    Did not notice her acting strangely or loud yesterday. Her egg is on the right. GC[​IMG]
     
  6. GC-Raptor

    GC-Raptor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh one more thing her sisters laid at 4 months. the girl that laid today is 19weeks. GC
     
  7. saturner415

    saturner415 Out Of The Brooder

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    Well she did it!!! We have our first egg!!! Yay!! And in the nest too! But the sound that came out of her was quite alarming! Wow!!!
     
  8. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    Congratulations
     
  9. GC-Raptor

    GC-Raptor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes they can be loud. My first to lay was very loud the first couple of eggs, but now I have to be in a room near the coop to hear her. My other 3 girls are sneaky, they don't sing, just mumbling or nothing at all.
    I still have 1 freeloader. GC
     
  10. GC-Raptor

    GC-Raptor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh yeah congratulations GC
     

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