Signs of starting to lay


Scarborough Fair
6 Years
Jul 3, 2016
WA, Pac NW
My Coop
My Coop
Reddening combs, squatting when I approached and put out my hand. Not all hens will squat but I actively encourage it so so far all of mine do, and will start laying 7-14 days after onset of squatting.

I'd open up nests once you start seeing noticeably redder combs, to give them some time to explore the boxes before they need to use them.

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