NEW STICKY!? An OFFICIAL, this is what happens before you get eggs pg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by SIMPleChick, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. SIMPleChick

    SIMPleChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have noticed that almost every other question on here is, "when will my chicken lay?" and "What does it look like?" regarding the "squat". SOOOOOooo.... I was wondering if one of you smarty pants, big time COOL members [​IMG] would mind putting together an official "what happens before your chickens lay" page, with descriptions and pictures from members?? Such as:
    Coloring and growth of comb and waddles (differences in breeds, like EE's don't grow big waddles...)
    Growth of bum/hip feathers
    Talking more and Egg song
    Being more friendly/The squat
    Spending time in nesting boxes
    Holding wings out and gulling for air when going to lay....
    Irregularities, like how long a chicken will sit, why chickens accidently lay out of the nesting boxes...

    Things like this but with more description and photos!?!?!?!? What do you think, good idea/bad idea??? Would anyone be interested in putting it together????
     
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  2. Maximus

    Maximus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not a big time member but I second.
     
  3. duckinnut

    duckinnut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The one SURE thing I noticed "what happens before they lay" is that there is a heck of alot of waiting on my part. Makes watching a pot of water boil seem like a nano-second.
     
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  4. SIMPleChick

    SIMPleChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL! I second that! But maybe if people know "for sure signs" of what will happpen with their chickens, they won't stress so much, or they WILL notice or recognize what they are seeing!
     
  5. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    Great idea! I'm in!
    It seems like forever when you are waiting for your chickens to lay their first egg. And by putting together a list, people will know exactly what to look for. Once again, great idea. [​IMG]
     
  6. farmerinKC

    farmerinKC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think that's a very good idea. [​IMG]
     
  7. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    The problem is that not everyone agrees! We all have different experiences. Trying write just my own experiences would be close to a novel and may not agree with some others at all.

    The one thing I can tell you is that the words "always" and "never" have nothing to do with raising chickens! [​IMG]
     
  8. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    Thats a great idea! im all for it!
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  9. Lindz

    Lindz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love it! [​IMG]
     
  10. Mattemma

    Mattemma Overrun With Chickens

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    My RSL hens did the squat,but most of my EEs never did it.
     

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