when a chicken is going to lay will there be a bump on her stomach

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by pax12, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. pax12

    pax12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    when a chicken is going to lay will there be a bump on her stomach where the egg is developing so u can tell if she is going to lay
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Usually you don't know she is gonna lay until she yells her fool head off for a while and then you go to see what is wrong and there is an egg.
     
  3. pax12

    pax12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks
     
  4. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

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  5. rizq

    rizq Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And how true!
     
  6. Sequin

    Sequin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I must have very quiet chickens. Or I wasn't home. The only thing I noticed before finding our first egg was that all the hens seemed to be in the coop more than usual. Normally they are all out all day. The day previous it seemed everyone was in the coop for a few extra hours. If the alpha hen lays first, will the others kind of stay by her? I mean, if one hen(presumably the alpha) is the first to the coop at night and sort of keys the others it is time to go night night, will they follow her into the coop when she hangs out there other times as well? Just wondering.
     
  7. Appytaz

    Appytaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our nesting box is set up in the garage/ tack/ feed room :) We leave the garage door up about 2 feet so the hens can get in but the donkey & horse can not. We always know when the hen is in there because Ricky Roo will be standing and pacing outside the garage and crowing his fool head off!
     

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