Possible to start laying/ Ginko Tree

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Ninamm, Jul 22, 2013.

  1. Ninamm

    Ninamm Chirping

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    Hello,
    I have 3 RIR's and one of the Pullets keeps going in and out of a nesting box. Is this a possible sign that she might be ready to lay?
    Also, we have a Ginko Tree in our back yard that has shoots on it with leaves ( well it did but the chickens have ate what they can reach) is ginko ok for chickens to eat?
    Please let me know.
     
  2. Ninamm

    Ninamm Chirping

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    So nothing on this post???
     
  3. nab58

    nab58 Songster

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    it may be a sign she's getting ready to lay but she also may just be curious. how old is she?

    I don't know about ginkgo but it appears to me from observing my birds that they eat what they like and avoid what's not good for them.
     
  4. Ninamm

    Ninamm Chirping

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    The pullet is like almost 5 months old so she was in and out of the box alot yesterday. She would sit in a box for a bit then get up walk out then do it again.
    As for the ginko I think it's ok for them. None are sick from it. So I will watch them still. Thanks again.
     
  5. nab58

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    Good luck....20 weeks,could be any time! They say the hen will make a racket before and during laying.
     
  6. Ninamm

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    Her voice is sort of deep and she sounds like a goose honking. So we named her goose or goosey.
     

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