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squatting easter egger pullet

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Is this the squatting they do before they lay? This is one of my 22 week pullets and her comb just turned red and is the reddest of the 4 i have.
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Yep, that's a mating crouch. She looks point of lay for sure, so you may expect some eggs too! An EE who lays early is always a good bird since they are known to often start later than most breeds.

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200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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I checked her spread earlier and she is only 1-1&1/2 fingers. One was at two fingers the other two were 1 finger. Does that change quickly? Or should i wait a few more weeks and check them again.
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I checked her spread earlier and she is only 1-1&1/2 fingers. One was at two fingers the other two were 1 finger. Does that change quickly? Or should i wait a few more weeks and check them again.

You mean spread of the pelvic bones? Honestly I don't trust that method too much, it can be unreliable. I'd only really trust it to tell the difference between a well seasoned laying hen and a very young pullet, not a bird who is directly prior, in, or past point of lay.

200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
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Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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Agree, that is only workable on telling a season layer and a poor one that been laying for a period of time.

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That makes a lot of sense.
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