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When will she lay?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MrOrpington16, Oct 18, 2013.

  1. MrOrpington16

    MrOrpington16 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My barred rock that I adopted( I don't know how old she is, they said she was a pullet) is not laying yet. I have had her for a month and a half and her face got very red and her comb/wattles are large. When do you think she will lay? How long do you think it will be? She is not squatting and is very hard to catch, but I have heard that some may never squat... I do not have a rooster! Thank you so much!!!!:D









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  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Should be laying soon! The squatting, reddening of the comb/wattles, and growth of the comb are generally signs that egg production is near. Of course, all chickens are different--some lay before their faces/combs are red, and other take ages to start laying even with gigantic combs and wattles.
     
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  3. MrOrpington16

    MrOrpington16 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She hasn't been squatting ... I was wondering if she will squat in a week or two or Maybe she won't squat and just lay eggs?
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh, sorry, I misread your original post. My mind thought "is squatting". Even if she doesn't squat, she'll probably still start laying soon. With several of my hens, they didn't begin squatting until after they began laying, and some didn't squat at all.
     
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  5. MrOrpington16

    MrOrpington16 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you!!!:D
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm guessing that she will begin laying within a few weeks. The comb and wattles look red and large enough for a pullet coming into lay. A few days before she begins laying, you'll probably see her investigating nest boxes. Soon, she should also begin squatting.
     
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  7. MrOrpington16

    MrOrpington16 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you!!! I'm hoping two to three more weeks till she lays:)
     
  8. MrOrpington16

    MrOrpington16 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She started squatting 6 days ago!! The nesting box was all messed up .. so maybe she was investigating??
     
  9. MyPetNugget

    MyPetNugget Enjoying the cold!!!

    [​IMG]she will be laying within the next week!
     
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  10. Wyandottes7

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    I bet she'll start laying very soon! Keep us updated! [​IMG]
     
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