Please tell me we're close!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Babybella1111, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. Babybella1111

    Babybella1111 Out Of The Brooder

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    My RIR and Partridge Rock are 24 weeks old. I'm trying to be patient but... I Want Eggs!!!! So, I've included a link to my photobucket album with pictures of two of my girls. They are the first four pictures.
    http://m965.photobucket.com/albums/...7mykOsuQxBDw2CQWFteX6lwjZnGpQQMlInzfpdQpqH30=

    I think that will work. If not I'll try a different way. Anyways, their wattles and combs are pretty big and red, and they've been really vocal lately. One of them has been checking out the nest box, but I can't watch thm all day, so they may all be. No squatting yet, but they kind of just run away from me anyways! So what do you more experienced chicken owners think? Are we close?[​IMG]
     
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Yep. [​IMG] You should expect some within 1 day to 1 week.
     
  3. Babybella1111

    Babybella1111 Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] yay!! I'll be checking like crazy! ( not that I don't already!)[​IMG]
     
  4. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

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    I just got my first egg last week but I wanted to let you know that the only sign I have had from my girls (including the only one that is laying) is the larger, redder combs and wattles (well wattles for the Wyandottes [​IMG] ) I have not had a single girl squat for me and have not heard the egg song yet so you might or might not get those before or after your first egg shows up. Good luck and hope it is soon for you! I was totally blown away when I found my first egg since I had been checking for a couple of weeks and found nothing and then one day just there it was! It is so much fun to find the first one! [​IMG]
     
  5. Babybella1111

    Babybella1111 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Congratulations on your egg!!! That great![​IMG] I hope it's soon for me as well! The wait does seem to take forever!!
     
  6. Tomhusker

    Tomhusker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look close. Mine started checking out the nest boxes within a couple of days of laying, and a couple were heard practicing the egg song. I didn't get a squat until after I got an egg.
     
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