Nearing point of lay?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by FritaFrittata, Oct 31, 2014.

  1. FritaFrittata

    FritaFrittata Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is the more "mature" looking of my girls, they were born the last week of May (near memorial day).

    Do you think she's getting close to PoL? I'm SO impatient!

    Thank you for looking! :)

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  2. Peepers4Piper

    Peepers4Piper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got an EE that I am waiting impatiently on too! Her comb has started getting redder (and taller) but not super red like the cockerels. And to top it all off my B.I.L got 4 pullets out of the same batch and his started laying Monday! Grrrr! Not that be brags about it or anything... [​IMG]
     
  3. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Overrun With Chickens

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    It takes time for them to be ready. All chickens lay at different times. But I think you'll have some eggs soon!
     
  4. Free as a Bird

    Free as a Bird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It all depends on the bird and the breed. Look for the "submissive squat". If you step close to them or try to pet them they will squat and stick their shoulders up. It is a sign of maturity and means they will lay soon. Good luck!
     
  5. Daisyfern

    Daisyfern Out Of The Brooder

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    The squat was the best sign for my hens. I think they laid within a week or so of starting to squat.
     
  6. FritaFrittata

    FritaFrittata Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She ended up laying her first egg on 11/29, after just about a week of squatting :) Just waiting on my other chicken - who is much bigger! - to catch up and start laying for me, too. :)
     
  7. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Overrun With Chickens

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    that's great!!
     
  8. Free as a Bird

    Free as a Bird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations! I just got my second egg today. Can't wait for a third!
     

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