So my slow poke BSL, that I have mentioned here on BYC before was

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BethieofVA, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. BethieofVA

    BethieofVA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    eating oyster shell yesterday. I was shocked. She is the same age as my other girls, who have been laying for weeks, but has a tiny red comb and no wattle. I have not seen her squat yet, but curious if she is eating the shell in preparation of laying? She will be 29 weeks old on Thursday! Holy cow! What do you guys think?
     
  2. kickinchicken

    kickinchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I have a golden sebright that is 7 months and 4 days old and her comb is FAR from red and her waddles are super tiny. [​IMG] She is a les-b-hen, I'm sure. [​IMG] We had a roo at one time, and when he was re-homed, she took over his watch. I think she is so busy playing deputy hen that she forgets that she is a pullet and needs to lay an egg! [​IMG]
     
  3. txcarl1258

    txcarl1258 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For some reason I have heard that sebrights are more rooish hens then other breeds. As for your BSL yes it sounds like she is getting ready to lay. Mine took about the same amount of time to start to lay, she was huge! LOL I think it has to do with their body size and they are slower to mature than other breeds.
     
  4. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. BethieofVA

    BethieofVA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:OMGOSH!! Too funny!! I love it.
     
  6. jojo54

    jojo54 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] you're too funny! [​IMG]
     
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    les-b-hen... I like that one. That's cute. [​IMG]
     
  8. kickinchicken

    kickinchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, as of today, still NO EGGS from my Sebright, Houdini. [​IMG] Although I have noticed her comb is STARTING to get a bit redder than usual. Soooooooo, maybe? [​IMG]
    Oh! And now that my Cochin has started laying, my Sultan is on strike. [​IMG] What gives? These pullets are driving me nuts. [​IMG] They are soooooo lucky they are extremely cute and that I absolutely ADORE them. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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