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Rookie ? to the Pro's

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 7L Farm, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yea everybody wants an egg me included. I supervise my chicks free ranging cause of fear of predators. Past 2 nites I keep hearing a hoot owl outside my window. Anyway, Its about time to let my 10 out around 500 pm . Their out & about I'm constantly watching & counting. Well I only count 9 I'm thinking where's the other chick. I looked around & she is inside the coop sitting on the floor. I'm thinking what is she doing cause they love being out roaming around. I think she is fixin to lay an egg. Well y'all are the pros what is your take.
     
  2. Countrywife

    Countrywife Corrupted by a Redneck

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    how old is she?
     
  3. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Almost 24 weeks.
     
  4. mgw

    mgw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes she should be ready to lay anytime. [​IMG]
     
  5. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you got a nest box with golf ball or something similar in it? Keep an eye on her.
     
  6. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes, Yes & I will. After seeing her behaviour. I added some more hay to the box's .
     
  7. carrlr

    carrlr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are all your chicks the same breed/age? Is this one chick's comb more red than the rest?
     
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2010
  8. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes, I have 10 RIR's. No, I have 6 that are almost 24 weeks & 4 that are almost 21 weeks. Yes, I have 2 older chick's with bigger & redder wattles & comb .
     

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