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what are the signs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by shangri-lafarms, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. shangri-lafarms

    shangri-lafarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what are the signs that hens will be laying soon?
     
  2. CityClucks

    CityClucks The Center of a 50 Mile Radius

    Jan 31, 2009
    Tulsa, OK
    Do you have a rooster? I do not, and my experience has been that the girls start "squatting" for me when I walk up to them - like they do for the rooster. Also, their combs and wattles seem to be brighter when they're laying or about to lay than when they are younger or moulting.
     
  3. Jena

    Jena The Welsh Witch

    Nov 2, 2008
    Cardiff
    as above, they will start to squat down, and their combs and wattles become bright red. then you get a nice surprise.
     
  4. shangri-lafarms

    shangri-lafarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks
     

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