Signs they will lay?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ldrwnorman47, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. ldrwnorman47

    ldrwnorman47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what signs will I see when the hens are getting ready to lay?
    My hens are only 12 weeks but I want to know what to look for.


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  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    The comb will get really red. (wattles too, depending on the breed since not all breeds have wattles)
    They will squat when you reach for them. (looks like a crouch with their wings spread out)
    May or may not hear the egg song. (sounds like bok bok bok bok BAGAWWWWWK - it's loud and you'll know it when you hear it)
    See them "practicing" nesting. (putting shavings on their back, making a hole in the shavings)
    And lastly, when you find that first egg. [​IMG]
     
  3. ldrwnorman47

    ldrwnorman47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome Thank You [​IMG]
     

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