Who oh WHY is she cackling like a hen??????

luvmychicknkids

Canning Squirrel
11 Years
Mar 6, 2008
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Floresville, Texas
Alright, I went out to lock up my chickies for the night and I hear a distinct "I am laying an egg" cackle. I KNOW my girls don't lay that late and besides had all the expected eggs for the day anyway. Thought one of my big girls was just being cute. I walk in the door and one of my 11 week old BLRW was sitting on her waterer cackling like a big girl. I have never seen this in one so young. These are HUGE babies. The little roo is not much smaller than my adult hens. The girls are a touch smaller but not far behind and already getting a touch of red in their combs. I am really worried they are growing up way too fast. Is this a possibility or is she just copying the big girls????
 

LynneP

Songster
11 Years
Mar 21, 2008
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Centre Rawdon, Nova Scotia, Canada
A couple of my RIR crosses started doing that at the same time. I have no clue what it means, but they're fine now, and everyone is doing it! They began laying at 16 weeks, 3 days.
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luvmychicknkids

Canning Squirrel
11 Years
Mar 6, 2008
5,679
29
261
Floresville, Texas
Hmmmmm....so they were certainly on the early side of laying age, too, huh, but at least they didn't lay this young!!! I was almost afraid to look in the coop in fear of finding a tiny little egg. LOL It is just so strange to see your baby act that way!!!!
 

luvmychicknkids

Canning Squirrel
11 Years
Mar 6, 2008
5,679
29
261
Floresville, Texas
LOL....I know *sniff* it seems like only yesterday she was in diapers. *sniff*

Alright, I AM kidding....she never wore diapers!!! Just hung out in my bathroom forever!!! LOL
 

cmom

Hilltop Farm
13 Years
Nov 18, 2007
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Florida
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I got a surprise one night. I work graveyard. I usually collect the eggs in the eve. I was late one night about 8pm when I went out to get the eggs. When I was leaving for work about an hour later I just happened to look in the nest boxes and there was another egg.
 

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