My RIR is 20 wks and has squatted...when will she start laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by leasmom, Sep 25, 2008.

  1. leasmom

    leasmom Songster

    May 25, 2008
    And will the eggs be small first? I have been waiting patiently since getting her the day after she was hatched and now I am getting impatient. Her come and face is reddish, and she has flopped down like twice now and her voice is different...can anyone tell me? Thanks.
  2. Michigan Chickman

    Michigan Chickman Songster

    Jul 11, 2008
    SW Michigan
    Don't worry, you won't have to wait long. My RIRs started laying little eggs about the same age as your's is. And don't be suprised if every once in a while a WHOPPER shows up [​IMG] They won't all be big to start, but they will get bigger as you go along [​IMG]

    Good luck!
  3. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

    Mar 3, 2008
    All we can tell you is "soon". [​IMG] Within a couple of weeks, likely.
  4. leasmom

    leasmom Songster

    May 25, 2008
    How do I know she laid? Is there any sign?

    Also, I have a Silkie too that kind of did what my Cochin does...a kind of Egg-Crow. My cochin attacks everyone else when she's about to lay and takes hours to lay, and she runs back and forth to the nesting box. This was that same noise that my Silkie did but very short like she was practicing cause she went back to doing what she does...but I got an egg and my Cochin usually doesn't lay two days in a I stretching to think it may be the silkie?
  5. BayCityBabe

    BayCityBabe Songster

    May 1, 2008
    She will lay an egg tomorrow.
    I swear.

  6. leasmom

    leasmom Songster

    May 25, 2008
  7. Renee

    Renee Songster

    May 7, 2008
    Baycitybabe, your avatar will give me nightmares for weeks.
  8. bipebbles

    bipebbles In the Brooder

  9. ZooMummzy

    ZooMummzy Queen of the Zoo

    Mar 31, 2008
    Philomath, Oregon
    Yep, probably within a couple weeks. Mine started laying at 22 weeks. Now at 28 and 30 weeks, I'm getting at least large eggs most of the week.
  10. mtnhomechick

    mtnhomechick Songster

    Jun 27, 2008
    Mountain Home, AR
    I have one RiR that has been laying for a couple months but her eggs remain about medium size. Hope they get bigger as time goes on. I have 13 RIR that should start in a couple of weeks. I specifically ordered this breed for the large egg. Although Rhoda is a wonderfully friendly bird, and beautiful.

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