Starting to lay ....when ???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by grinz, Sep 1, 2008.

  1. grinz

    grinz Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] My Buff's should be getting ready to start laying. Any indicators as when this may begin ??
     
  2. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My buffs started squating and checking out the nest boxes about a week before they started laying.
     
  3. grinz

    grinz Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] Thanks for that. Mine are starting to fool around in the nest boxes and squatting. I hope this is the indicator. Someone also told me that their combs will get red when they get ready.......beats me. Thanx again.
     
  4. Mrs. Foghorn Leghorn

    Mrs. Foghorn Leghorn Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:My Leghorns' combs were getting bright red (all last month) and I got my first egg yesterday. They are only 4.5 mo old. I think that is really early but it happened. I've also got one that seems very protective all of a sudden. (defensive too)
     

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