Pelvic Points in Pullets and Older Hens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by aart, Mar 31, 2015.

  1. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    I know that the pelvic points are close together(~1 finger tip width) before a pullet starts to lay,
    then they spread farther apart (~2+ finger tip widths) just before she begins to lay.

    But so the pelvic points go back together when they stop laying because of molting or broody or some other reason?

    I ask because I wonder if it's valid indicator of an old hen who no longer lays.
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2015

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