Ready to lay?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by furrybollocks, Oct 1, 2015.

  1. furrybollocks

    furrybollocks Out Of The Brooder

    May 26, 2015
    Houston, Texas
    One of my pullets has a cherry red single comb, so it's pretty obvious that she's close to ready to start laying. However, I have two other pullets that I'm unsure about. I don't think the lighter colored Easter Egger is ready to lay because her jowls and comb only started to get darker recently, but the dark EE is older and I can't tell how mature she is because of her peacomb. What do you think?

  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    An additional sign that pullets are ready to lay include squatting when you approach (they want to be mated) and visiting nest boxes - once they do these things, they should be just about ready to lay.


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