They're Gonna Start Laying Soon!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chicklover16, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. chicklover16

    chicklover16 queen of flirts

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    My hens are 21 weeks, 1 day, 6 hours, and 28 minutes minutes old (that's the exact age of one set of hens, not the multiple ages of several hens) and I'm going NUTS waiting for my first egg [​IMG] I'm so exited! are there any specific signs to look for that will tell me when they're getting close?

    P.S. did I already say that I was REALLY, REALLY, EXITED!!!!!
     
  2. Moonkit

    Moonkit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Watch their combs, they should turn a bright red. Also, watch for hens squatting for no reason, spending time investigating the nextbox, etc..
     
  3. mommto3kiddos

    mommto3kiddos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine started squatting noticeably and within 3 days we had eggs.. Now I have 4 more squatting and I got an extra egg this morning, so someone else started laying.. [​IMG]
     
  4. hisdaughter

    hisdaughter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not sure if this is true or not, but someone told me to look at their vents (sounds very personal) If they are open and wet, then they are getting ready to lay eggs.( now it sounds really personal) Anyone else look? And is this really an indecator?
     
  5. chicklover16

    chicklover16 queen of flirts

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    I'm SO exited, they have been squatting LOTS lately for no reason at all, and yesterday I found one of my girls just sitting in a nest box. [​IMG]
     
  6. Moonkit

    Moonkit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have decoy eggs in the nestboxes to give them the idea?
     
  7. chicklover16

    chicklover16 queen of flirts

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    Quote:yup [​IMG]
     
  8. Animalian

    Animalian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yaay being eggcited for eggs is eggcellent!! [​IMG]
    I still have three at least three weeks to wait till my new girls start *jealous*
     
  9. This_chicks_place

    This_chicks_place Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm right there with you![​IMG] I have 18 week old girls who have been allowing Mr. Rooster to do his business for three days now. Wooden eggs in the nest, they have been checking out the boxes for days now. I think I will explode with all the anticipation [​IMG] How much longer must i wait?????? Arrgghh!
     
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2011
  10. CarolJ

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    20 weeks, 2 days here - several have very red combs and wattles - haven't seen any of them near the nest boxes, though. Several of mine have been squatting. I guess they'll start laying eggs when they're ready. I'm probably stressing them out by checking the nest boxes so often each day.
     

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