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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dawnk, Aug 21, 2013.
I have 4 golden comets and 2 bard rocks. They are 4 months old.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Thanks for all of the advice.
No problem. Oh, and
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