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Puffy rears

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by crooked stripe, May 30, 2008.

  1. crooked stripe

    crooked stripe Songster

    Jan 14, 2008
    N.E Ohio- Suffield
    My 7 hens are developing puffy bottoms. Is this a sign of the heat? They are 16 weeks now. I understand that egg laying begins from 20 to 24 weeks but is this a sign that something is starting to begin in the egg laying pattern. John
  2. bigzio

    bigzio Crowing 11 Years

    Jan 20, 2007
    Fluffy butts is part of the feather development of your pullets. While 20 weeks is a good time frame for most, keeping an eye on combs becoming bright red is the real clue that the girls are laying or about to lay.

  3. FLchook

    FLchook Songster

    Oct 27, 2007
    Orlando, Florida
    Yup...they are getting thier bloomers![​IMG] Better get those nest boxes and golf balls ready, it wont be too much longer and your girls are going to need them!!

    Good luck!

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