Should I be expecting eggs now!?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by epeloquin, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. epeloquin

    epeloquin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my girls, a Rhodie named Chico, has been squatting. Today she sat on my lap and I scratched her back, when I did she started trembling and squatted. After I scratched her back she frilled her feathers and shook. I have also noticed that her pelvis is markedly wider than the other chickens.

    Is it egg time!?
     
  2. Farm_Maven

    Farm_Maven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    any day now i'd say!!!
     
  3. henryhoe

    henryhoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what age is your rir? mine are 20 weeks and i am like a child waiting for santa for mine to start!!
     
  4. gmendoza

    gmendoza Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:5 months is too soon.Sometimes they start at 24 weeks sometimes 8 months depends on yer breed.
     
  5. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:While there are some breeds that are slower to lay, there are also many that start right around 5 months. In fact, most of mine have laid their first egg right on the nose of 5 months. To the OP, it sounds like your girl is getting very close.
     
  6. hispoptart

    hispoptart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My rir's are 19 weeks and just started laying about a week ago.
     
  7. henryhoe

    henryhoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:could u please put a pic up of your girls so i can compare the way they look to mine please??
     
  8. hispoptart

    hispoptart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:could u please put a pic up of your girls so i can compare the way they look to mine please??

    I don't have any recent ones right now, but I will get some after work today and post them tonight.
     
  9. henryhoe

    henryhoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:could u please put a pic up of your girls so i can compare the way they look to mine please??

    I don't have any recent ones right now, but I will get some after work today and post them tonight.

    great thank you!!
     
  10. henryhoe

    henryhoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    here are picsi just took of my girls, how long do you think i willhave to wait

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