Redness and Egg Laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Country Gal, Aug 1, 2007.

  1. Country Gal

    Country Gal Songster

    Feb 2, 2007
    Capac, MI
    First, I am so proud of my roosters this morning! I now have TWO crowing roosters! Just waiting for the third to kick in... I also got to witness my light brahma rooster going for some "early morning lovin" this morning - what a riot!

    Anyways, on to my question...

    I've read all the posts about how the hens getting redder signals that they are getting ready to lay. I can look at my flock, and within each breed, tell that some are definitely redder than others. I'm assuming at this point that these will be the ones to start laying first.

    Is there any way to tell WHEN they will start to lay?

    Thanks! [​IMG]
  2. FamilyOfChickens

    FamilyOfChickens Songster

    Mar 24, 2007
    Northwest Indiana
    Usually, right before they begin to lay, their combs will get a bright, bloody red color. Also, if you feel their pelvic bones and they're soft and pliable, you should start seeing some eggs any time. If they're stiff, you may have a while to wait.

    I'm impatiently waiting to see some eggs in my Ameracauna coop! [​IMG]

    Good luck. [​IMG]

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