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Ready to lay?

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

  1. furrybollocks

    furrybollocks Out Of The Brooder

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    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?

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  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    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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