Meyer Hatchery Help Desk

How can I tell if my hen is laying eggs?

Sometimes even though you are having a great result in the quantity of eggs your flock is laying. There may be one hen that you are curious if it is laying as of yet. One way is to examine your hen, first make sure she is in good health, checking her comb and face, as well as legs and feathering. Then sometimes by looking at the vent you can see that she has begun to lay, the other option would be to feel around the vent area very gently and if it would be inflated (puffy) then that hen is laying or just about to lay. If not usually hens take about 17-30 weeks of age to lay their first egg.

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