When do they start laying eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Tigman, Sep 25, 2016.

  1. Tigman

    Tigman Just Hatched

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    One of my chickens has started "squatting" from what I've read on here. She'll squat & raise her wings a little. From your personal experience from having chickens, how long should I expect to see eggs ?[​IMG]
     
  2. LRH97

    LRH97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Enlarged and bright red comb and wattles is one sign of approaching laying age (which she looks to have) and squatting is another. Average laying age is probably 6-9 months, sometimes a little sooner and sometimes a little later depending on the breed and the bird. Judging from the picture and the behavior, you can probably expect eggs any day now. Remember though, ultimately they lay when they're ready. And...[​IMG]!
     
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  3. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agreed,They will also start checking out the nesting boxes she might get territorial over them too,Before lay they will have a moist pink vent area.There Pubic bones will begin to separate as they will need space to squeeze out egg
     
  4. SeismicWave9

    SeismicWave9 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have the same chicken as you and she just started doing this the other day when I would pet her. Today she laid her 1st egg and she is 21 wks old. You should be getting your first egg any day!
     
  5. mags2009

    mags2009 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Two of my chickens have been doing this for two weeks- and nothing yet. I've had chickens for almost ten years and never had them go this long from squatting to egg. I'm going crazy!! ;)
     
  6. Tigman

    Tigman Just Hatched

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    Update. Cajun gave me her first egg today. She was the one in the original picture. My other two girls, Lulu and Esther won't let me touch them yet. Unless it's bed time & they're on their stoops already. [​IMG]
     
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  7. mamatink7

    mamatink7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    CONGRATULATIONS!! Every 1st egg is AMAZING:) Our girls get out of nesting boxes and wait for us to give them pets and special attention after they lay, it's hilarious.
     
  8. Tigman

    Tigman Just Hatched

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    From what they told us at the feed store. They're called production reds.
     
  9. AnnieSantiago

    AnnieSantiago Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So she layed the very next day?
     

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