15wk. old Noticed Dif. behavior today=squating

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by TripleH, Jun 14, 2009.

  1. TripleH

    TripleH In the Brooder

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    So she's 15 weeks, squating in nest box today.Tonight
    she let one of the roosters mount her.
    Does this behavior mean she's going to start laying
    soon. Newbie question I know.
    Thanks
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

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    Those are some of the first signs.
     
  3. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Squatting -> impending sexual maturity -> eggs

    Squatting doesn't = eggs but it is one of the indicators that eggs are imminent.
     
  4. TripleH

    TripleH In the Brooder

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    Yipee! I'm so eggcited.
    I haven't made the switch to
    layer crumbles yet, but next bag
    of feed I'm guessing I should switch.
     
  5. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    If your girl is squatting usually eggs aren't far away. Also her comb and wattles should be getting pretty red. A couple of my birds started laying at 17 weeks.
     
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