what does this mean?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by subluxationskill, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. subluxationskill

    subluxationskill Out Of The Brooder

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    I have five hens........one is about 7 months old and the others are three months.....

    the older one has not strated to lay........recvently i noticed that the older one has the other ones underneath it......like it is keep them warm with its wings and so forth.....

    also its wadlles have turned really red......does this mean it is gonna lay soon....it never use to do this........anyway interested to hear any ideas ont his
     
  2. Cindilou

    Cindilou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like she is being a momma hen but 3 month old babies are pretty big.
    If she is getting redder in the face and comb she should lay soon. Does she squat for you when you try to touch her?
     
  3. nanawendy

    nanawendy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2009
    Bellingham Wa
    Sounds like the real fun is about to start... Enjoy...and [​IMG]
     
  4. Kaeta44

    Kaeta44 Chillin' With My Peeps

    In June my 10 month old Araucana bantam decided to roost under my much older Light Sussex, who didn't seem to mind. Then yesterday, her sister joined in! (see full story on my blog at http://muckycluckers.blogspot.com/ Who knows what goes on in chickens' minds!
     

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