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Pelvic spacing question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by moodlymoo, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. moodlymoo

    moodlymoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How far apart do those 2 little bumps need to be below the vent to indicate egg laying is coming soon? I am getting so impatient with my freeloading girls. Their combs and waddles are very red, they are of right age, but they are holding out on me I think just to drive me nuts. I am also having problems with my younger girls sleeping in the nest box so I have then blocked. I want to open them for the big girls in case the time is getting close
     
  2. m_shuman

    m_shuman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The space between their pelvic bones has to be 2 to 3 fingers wide. Less than that they are not close at all.
     
  3. moodlymoo

    moodlymoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thats what I figured...everyone is only 1 finger. Why wont my birds lay [​IMG]
     
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  4. m_shuman

    m_shuman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thats what I figured...everyone is only 1 finger. Why wont my birds lay [​IMG]

    How many weeks old are they? One of sy girls started at 20 weeks then some between 22-25 weeks and I have one who hasn't started yet that is 27 weeks old.
     
  5. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Thats what I figured...everyone is only 1 finger. Why wont my birds lay [​IMG]

    Moodly, this time of year, when the weather is cooler and the days are getting shorter, it`s not unusual for pullets to delay the onset of laying and many older hens stop for a while also. The good news is, the older they are when laying begins, the larger the eggs will be. Don`t be impatient, things will happen soon........Pop
     
  6. moodlymoo

    moodlymoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I will just forget about getting eggs until spring than. Problem is that in Oregon the sun doesnt start shining again until late June. lol
     

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