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A chicken squatting at point of lay

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Thought I'd share a video of one of my girls doing the squat. This is the first time I've witnessed it and thought some might find it helpful. Here's the link
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qYE1t6XVI48
post #2 of 5

that's a submissive "act".

 

It is what they do to let a rooster mount them.

post #3 of 5
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Correct. When young hens are close to laying they begin squatting when you pet them.
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I came on to post a pic of my first egg and saw this post. I had no idea they started squatting soon before laying! My black sex link started that about a week ago (the only one of my 5 girls to do it) and yesterday there was an egg in the nesting box. Is it safe to assume it's hers?
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Probabl
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Originally Posted by KeiL View Post

I came on to post a pic of my first egg and saw this post. I had no idea they started squatting soon before laying! My black sex link started that about a week ago (the only one of my 5 girls to do it) and yesterday there was an egg in the nesting box. Is it safe to assume it's hers?
probably yes. Does she have the plumpest reddest comb as well?
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