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I have 7 hens, 5 are just about 5 months old and 2 are 3 months old. My Blue Andalusian, Eleanor, has been squawking and squatting pretty much constantly for the last 2 days and I'm not sure what's going on. None of my other hens are acting weird, just her. Anyone know what's going on with her? She doesn't look sick and other then being loud and squatting, she's acting like normal.

Happy and proud mom of a 4 yr old boy, one German Shepherd, one Pitbull, and 7 chickens. Two Delaware's, two Orpington's (one Spangled/Mottled and one Chocolate) one Blue Andalusian, one Silver Laced Wyandotte, and one Dominique. 
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Happy and proud mom of a 4 yr old boy, one German Shepherd, one Pitbull, and 7 chickens. Two Delaware's, two Orpington's (one Spangled/Mottled and one Chocolate) one Blue Andalusian, one Silver Laced Wyandotte, and one Dominique. 
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I have 7 hens, 5 are just about 5 months old and 2 are 3 months old. My Blue Andalusian, Eleanor, has been squawking and squatting pretty much constantly for the last 2 days and I'm not sure what's going on. None of my other hens are acting weird, just her. Anyone know what's going on with her? She doesn't look sick and other then being loud and squatting, she's acting like normal.

 

 

 

Possibly getting ready to start laying, I would think. But hopefully someone with more experience will chime in soon.

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That's exactly how most of my hens get before they begin to lay, they talk and talk. So I would expect an egg pretty quick, usually within a week of becoming loud.
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Spending time in the coop / nest boxes is also a good indicator that she is getting ready to begin laying.

 

CT

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Spending time in the coop / nest boxes is also a good indicator that she is getting ready to begin laying.

 

CT

She has been spending quite a bit of time in the coop lately. She ran everyone out of the coop yesterday and just sat in the doorway. I have nest boxes available for everyone and I have some golf balls in the boxes since she's my first layer. I thought it was too early for her to lay but I guess I'll take what I can get. LOL 

Happy and proud mom of a 4 yr old boy, one German Shepherd, one Pitbull, and 7 chickens. Two Delaware's, two Orpington's (one Spangled/Mottled and one Chocolate) one Blue Andalusian, one Silver Laced Wyandotte, and one Dominique. 
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Happy and proud mom of a 4 yr old boy, one German Shepherd, one Pitbull, and 7 chickens. Two Delaware's, two Orpington's (one Spangled/Mottled and one Chocolate) one Blue Andalusian, one Silver Laced Wyandotte, and one Dominique. 
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