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Bright red combs!
Thu 21-Jan-10
3:29 pm

2nd Grader
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Sat 19-Dec-09
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Well my 4 hybrids still haven't lay-ed an egg yet and seem very happy following each other around the garden. They are eating and drinking very well, in fact had to buy some more feed.

It's when buying the feed i was talking to the lady who was serving me and telling her about my hens,

she informed me that when the hens comb's go blood red it's a good sign they are about to lay, however it was the next piece of information she gave me i found more interesting.

She reckons if you go to pick a hen up and it hits the deck spreading it's wings and raising it's tail in the air it's the best sign this hen will lay soon.

I came home and tried it on my hens, two did just that the other two just slightly lowered there backs.

Has anybody else heard of this and found it to be true?

Look forward to hear from you all


Thu 21-Jan-10
5:44 pm
Argyll, Scotland

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 Hi Adam

I have never heard about picking hens up so I can't tell you if that is true.  I do know about the comb going red.  I am getting a couple of eggs each day - from eight hens, which at this time of year I am quite pleased with.  We need longer days to encourage egg laying.   Hope yours lay soon

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