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When will they lay?!?!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by RioLindoAz, Jul 11, 2007.

  1. RioLindoAz

    RioLindoAz Sleeping

    Jul 8, 2007
    Yuma, Arizona
    Hello!

    I have two Barred Rocks and two RIRs. They are all 7 months old. They are not laying and have a yello vent. IS THAT NORRMAL???????? They are on lay crumble. Can you guys give me any hints on when they'll start laying?


    Thanks,
    Chicken_Boy
     
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  2. MayberrySaint

    MayberrySaint Chillin' Out

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    Quote:They don't crow do they??? [​IMG]
     
  3. RioLindoAz

    RioLindoAz Sleeping

    Jul 8, 2007
    Yuma, Arizona
    Of course not! My rooster does though. [​IMG]
     
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  4. MayberrySaint

    MayberrySaint Chillin' Out

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    Do they free-range? Could they be laying outside somewhere?
     
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Feel the width between their pelvis bones. Basically feel for the two bones just under their vent. If it is soft and wide, that means they are laying or about to lay. The vents should look moist too. If vents are moist and bones are wide, I bet it's going to be an easter egg hunt.
     

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