2nd pullet doing the egg squat (pic)

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by tomato lady, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. tomato lady

    tomato lady Songster

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    My granddaughter's little EE, Strawberry, must be thinking about giving us an egg soon.

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    Almost didn't get the pic. before my granddaughter picked her up.
     

  2. well that is not a egg squat.. that is what they do when a rooster is about to breed them
     
  3. the lemon tree

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    Quote:To me, the two are synonymous. A female will start squatting as she reaches sexual maturity, indicating that she is ready to lay as well as receive "services" from a rooster.
     
  4. nwgirl

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    Quote:To me, the two are synonymous. A female will start squatting as she reaches sexual maturity, indicating that she is ready to lay as well as receive "services" from a rooster.

    That's what I thought too. One of our hens started squatting a couple weeks before she began laying.
     

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