when do you think she will lay?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ilovechickensrock, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. ilovechickensrock

    ilovechickensrock Out Of The Brooder

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    this barred rock is named hoover and i dont know how old she is and i was wondering if you could tell me when she will lay and possibly how old she is
    heres hoover this pic is two weeks old she has a little bigger comb and a redder face i will post a pic tommorow of her so u know exactly what she looks like
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/thumbs/105869_dscf0078.jpg
     
  2. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    She should be laying soon but also with the shorter daylight hours it can affect her laying. Is she getting at least 14 hours light a day?
     
  3. Mommy 2 Wee Ones

    Mommy 2 Wee Ones Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I say you have a few more weeks to go.

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    This is Fiesta, and this was taken the last week of Aug., It was another 3 weeks before she laid, and she is my largest BR, it was my middle sized BR Baby Girl who laid first.

    This is how I can tell my 3 girls apart, Fiesta has the least black on her beak, has the biggest waddle & comb, and is the largest of the three. Baby Girl has a medium size waddle & comb, more black on her beak, and a black feather spot on her upper right shoulder.
    Queen Bee is the smallest of the 3 girls, half the size of Fiesta, smaller comb & waddle, and her beak is almost all black. But as you can see, the comb & waddle are full bright red.

    Queen Bee's looked like your hen when Fiesta started laying, but it took her a month after Fiesta's first egg before she laid her first.
    Is your hen squatting yet?
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    She's probably around 16 weeks. You still have a few weeks to go - she's still pretty pink in the face. She'll turn really red when she's close to laying.
     
  5. Magic Birdie

    Magic Birdie Overrun With Chickens

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    She might not lay in the winter at all [​IMG]
     
  6. ilovechickensrock

    ilovechickensrock Out Of The Brooder

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  7. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Very soon.. My BR looked a little redder, but the comb size is the same when she first started. Has she squatted for you yet?
     
  8. ilovechickensrock

    ilovechickensrock Out Of The Brooder

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    i think she did alittle today only 2 times does she have to squat all the time when you pet her?
     
  9. DebbieDee

    DebbieDee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Soon...My barred rock looks like yours.Not quite squatting. She is 21 weeks...[​IMG]
     

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