maybe our first egg is coming???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by countryladyNH, Aug 9, 2016.

  1. countryladyNH

    countryladyNH Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 22, 2016
    New Hampshire USA
    My Coop
    New to chicken keeping this year with four adorable buff orpington girls we love! A couple have very red combs now, and it was the littlest one that got the red comb and wattles first. We got them first week of April and they were a month old at least, they told us.
    Today when I went to clean the coop I reached out to the little hen, and SHE SQUATTED! It was unmistakable. We thought despite her size, she looked most mature, and now we are excited beyond reason, and hoping for our first egg soon!
    We have had straw and fake eggs in the 2 nesting boxes for a few weeks now, and I am hoping little Maisie will leave a suprise for us soon~ Hopefully they all will be laying soon.
    I feel kinda silly getting so excited but we just love our chickens so much and are so happy we decided to get them!
    We learn all we need to know from the great people here.
    Here Maisie was lookin' quite cute, like she was posing a couple weeks ago. Hope to see more squats and an egg in the very near future!


  2. Wyatt0224

    Wyatt0224 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 1, 2016
    Westminster, Maryland
    Squatting and getting red in the face are two big indicators that she's about to lay. And she is a very pretty girl. I'm new to chickens this year as well and I was really excited when I got my first egg also. Have you seen her hanging around the nesting boxes at all? Before mine started to lay they looked at them funny and we're hanging around them a lot.
  3. Sherloki

    Sherloki Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2016
    One of my girls is doing the same thing! Here's hoping for eggs in our boxes!

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