My hen is laying on her egg does this mean she is a rooster

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ltlbg731, Sep 15, 2013.

  1. ltlbg731

    ltlbg731 Out Of The Brooder

    21
    0
    22
    Apr 27, 2013
    I have 3 chickens all are 4 1/2 months old. One of them started laying eggs on Thursday. Today I went out and saw one of the hens laying on the egg. I'm not sure if this is the hen that laid the egg and this is normal or if this hen is actually a rooster. My only 2 options of who is laying this egg is my leghorns and one of the leghorns is laying on the egg. Any help would be appreciated. Also my eggs are really small is that normal for the first eggs. They don't seem to be getting any bigger and I have gotten an egg every single day since Thursday. Thanks for any help.
     
  2. Whittni

    Whittni Overrun With Chickens

    3,650
    211
    261
    Mar 26, 2011
    Southern Utah
    No, not if she layed the egg. If she was a rooster, he'd mate with the chickens while they free range before they lay the eggs.
     
  3. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

    19,036
    1,564
    396
    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    Likely she is getting close to laying her own eggs and is trying out the nest box - everyone loves to lay where someone else has left an egg.
     
  4. ltlbg731

    ltlbg731 Out Of The Brooder

    21
    0
    22
    Apr 27, 2013
    I would like to include a picture of the hen in question however I'm not very technology savvy so I cannot figure out how to attach a picture that is saved on my computer. Any help would be great.
     
  5. ltlbg731

    ltlbg731 Out Of The Brooder

    21
    0
    22
    Apr 27, 2013
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Here are a couple pictures of the hen in question. She is a brown leghorn. I am really hoping she is not a rooster.
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    84,499
    3,827
    646
    Jun 15, 2012
    Washington
    My Coop
    [​IMG]
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    85,505
    16,567
    866
    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    [​IMG]she may be laying on the egg because she wants to hatch some. Does she spend a lot of time on the nest?
     
  8. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    36,307
    8,155
    666
    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us! She's a pullet and she is probably trying out the nest box in preparation for laying her own eggs soon.
     
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2013

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by