Strange behavior = eggs soon?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by wxdude99, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. wxdude99

    wxdude99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens are a week shy of being 5 months old. I haven't had any eggs yet, but my chickens are acting kind of strange. They squawk a lot more when I let them out in the morning, and maybe I'm imagining things, but it looks like their vent area is pulsating. Am I just seeing things? Or is it a sign they are about to start laying eggs? Thanks.
     
  2. ghulst

    ghulst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could be. They sing more when they are thinking about laying. Are their combs redding up? That is another sign.
     
  3. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    And are any 'squatting' for you? tap-dancing?

    I found mine very loud before the big event, at 16 weeks 3 days...and now at 9 months they're even LOUDER and vain about their eggs...[​IMG]
     
  4. Kim_NC

    Kim_NC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Louder and vain?

    LOL...that's funny
     
  5. My chicken is cuter

    My chicken is cuter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hen doesn't sing, she is perfectly quiet when she lays her eggs.
     
  6. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Some of my birds sing and others don't. When the combs and wattles turn bright red and they begin to squat is a good sign they about to start laying. Most of my girls started laying around 20-24 weeks.
     
  7. wxdude99

    wxdude99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll have to keep an eye on their combs. I have a golden campine that's incredibly loud. I don't have any roosters because of the noise, but she's almost as loud as a rooster when she doesn't get her way.
     
  8. wxdude99

    wxdude99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What do you mean by squatting? I noticed a couple of them squat down when I reach for them now. They used to run away. Is that what you're talking about? Thanks.
     
  9. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

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    Quote:Mine sings.... and her husband crows. [​IMG]
     
  10. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    You can also check their pubic bones.... When the pubic bones start getting more distance between them, the eggs will be coming soon !
     

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