when will they start to lay eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dawnk, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. dawnk

    dawnk Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 4 golden comets and 2 bard rocks. They are 4 months old.
    Thanks
     
  2. lauranickerson

    lauranickerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have any pictures of them? Specifically close-ups? My goldens are all different. Two are laying, two aren't, even tho one of the ones that isn't is a few weeks older than the others.
     
  3. dawnk

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    I don't.
    I'll take some pics tonight and post them tomorrow. I read that when their crowns get really red that they will begin to lay eggs. Interesting.

    Thanks for your reply.
     
  4. lauranickerson

    lauranickerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah they do, and typically bigger, too, but not always. My leghorn's comb almost doubled in size within a week of her laying.

    Everyone also mentions squatting is a good indication that laying is near, but I don't always witness this with even my own that are already laying.
     
  5. dawnk

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    Hmm, I'll keep my eye's out - they have been burrowing into the hay as if they were sitting on a nest - but don't believe I've seen squatting.
     
  6. lauranickerson

    lauranickerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That same leghorn sat on a nest for a few days and even sang an egg song without even laying an egg. By the time she did, I didn't believe her. Haha.

    But yours are right about the age to start - typically from like 17-20 weeks (from what I've read).
     
  7. dawnk

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    Thanks for all of the advice.
     
  8. lauranickerson

    lauranickerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No problem. Oh, and [​IMG]
     
  9. Diane8

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    My leghorn was singing and in her nest for hours and my ri red was with her. The leghorn was faking but the ri red layed a perfect small brown egg.later today
     

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