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how do i know if my chicken is going to lay eggs?

Discussion in 'Birds - all breeds / types' started by taylor, Apr 5, 2006.

  1. taylor

    taylor New Member

    i have purchased some chickens both hens and roosters latley and they have mated more than 5 times!!! and the hen that the rooster has mated lays in her nest and she wont let me touch her cause she keeps on pecking at me. :!: . can you tell me if she is going to lay eggs soon and when chickens usually lay their eggs after being mated. thanks for your time,

    you can email me at taterbug_jackson@msn.com
  2. charmedagain

    charmedagain New Member

    Hi i have replied to your email hope it helps and gives you some ideas of what to expect.

  3. lil shant

    lil shant New Member

    can u please reply here to the answer i need the same info
  4. charmedagain

    charmedagain New Member

    I do not really know much about hens and roosters, but usually she will
    start to lay her eggs about 6-10 days after the rooster has mated with her.
    They usually lay 5-6 eggs and the incubation period is 18-20days some hens
    will not incubate properly till some or all of her eggs have been laid.

    2 or more eggs may hatch within hours of each other this is normal..

    The more time she spends in her nest indicates the first egg will be along
    soon, Just keep an eye on them and its just a waiting game some hens have
    been known to lay there eggs while feeding so its just a case of watch her
    and see what happens.

    Good luck and hope she lays some eggs for you soon,

  5. Zeppy`s mom

    Zeppy`s mom New Member

    how do you know if your chicken is going to lay eggs?

    Same question here! :)

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