My two buff Orpingtons are now five months old. No eggs yet. They haven't ever squatted as yet. But, I did hear one of them singing the egg song yesterday when she was hidden under some shubbery.
I crawled in under there afterwards and hunted and searched but didn't find any eggs. Do you think she was just practicing her egg song, or do you think that maybe, maybe, she really did lay an egg under there somewhere?
They're both very happy to jump up on my lap and sit there quietly while I pet them. They do NOT like to be picked up though, and squawk like mad whenever I do manage to catch them.
Do all chickens develop squatting behavior or do some skip this entirely?
I always thought that I'd see squatting as a sign that egg laying would soon start.