the wait is driving me bonkers!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by momofchicks, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. momofchicks

    momofchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I've got 8 hens, 19 weeks old, 2 are barred rock, one has a very very large red comb and making lots of noises, 3 buff orpingtons, again one of them has a large red comb, 3 EE's cant tell at all on them if they are ready. I try to touch them and they run, I don't know if they are squatting or not, would a skidish hen squat when she's about to lay even though she don't normally let you touch her? Come on GIRLS momma wants some eggs!!! [​IMG]
     
  2. ThinkingChickens

    ThinkingChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When they squat they push their bodies towards the ground, push out their wings, put their tails down and do a little back and forth foot stamp. You can pet them easily at this point. My BR started laying at 18 weeks, but it wasn't nearly as hot then. I think the heat hurts egg production a tad.
     

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