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Waddles a sign of laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by LizGled628, Oct 31, 2010.

  1. LizGled628

    LizGled628 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went away for the weekend and upon my return I found that my BR and RIR have developed waddles! I'm sure they were there before, but they look much more pronounced than I remember. Is that a good sign that they might start laying soon? We're going on 23 weeks!

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  2. Tiss

    Tiss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Getting closer. My BR were still redder in the face with slightly bigger combs when they started laying.

    (Don't get me started on the one who laid for a month and has been on strike for 2 months)
     
  3. LizGled628

    LizGled628 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh no! Thanks for the tip. Nice to know there is some progress!
     
  4. bjash

    bjash Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My RIRs have huge wattles now (they started laying on Labor Day--go figure!).

    I remember a few weeks after they started laying we noticed that they were really big then.
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Ducks waddle, chickens have wattles:lol:. They are getting there. When combs and wattles are triple that size, you will be getting eggs. Have patience.
     
  6. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They all choose their own day to lay.
     

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