ok, I checked her vent..........

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by StellaLenoir, Jan 12, 2008.

  1. StellaLenoir

    StellaLenoir In the Brooder

    Oct 25, 2007
    [​IMG] It is pretty moist and looks puffy and soft. Not drippy or gooey. And it sort of opens and closes. Does this great description sound like a hen ready for eggs?

    Experienced chicken owners please give me some advice!

    I have a chicken house, with nesting boxes and she knows where they are. I know they go in sometimes, and I feed them in their pen, but they free range all the time. So going in and out is their choice.

    I even started putting a golf ball in her nest box last Oct. My daughter found a ceramic egg and we put that in too. All she did was poop on it! But she has the proper place to lay.

    Do some hens just pop out an egg where ever?

    I check all her usuall hang outs several times a day. I have found nothing so far.

    But we have a ready vent ( I think) and I saw them do their thing, so I should have fertile eggs!!!! Just to find them!!!!
  2. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
    If the vent is making kissy lips, she will lay soon or is laying.
  3. Bawkadoodledoo

    Bawkadoodledoo Songster

    Jan 4, 2008
    Central MA
  4. StellaLenoir

    StellaLenoir In the Brooder

    Oct 25, 2007
    Kissy lips!!!!! That is the perfect description!!!!

    In horses they wink!!!

    How funny!!!!
  5. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    As funny as it is that's the truth!!!
    Didn't we decide one time to put lipstick on a chicken vent and make it into a mime???
    That was the other BYC..my bad...
  6. Catalina

    Catalina Songster

    Jul 19, 2007
    At least with my girls the ones laying look more moist.
    Gross, but you can tell the difference!

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