A chicken squatting at point of lay

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by corewassen87, Oct 30, 2015.

  1. corewassen87

    corewassen87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thought I'd share a video of one of my girls doing the squat. This is the first time I've witnessed it and thought some might find it helpful. Here's the link
     
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  2. scooter147

    scooter147 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that's a submissive "act".

    It is what they do to let a rooster mount them.
     
  3. corewassen87

    corewassen87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Correct. When young hens are close to laying they begin squatting when you pet them.
     
  4. KeiL

    KeiL Just Hatched

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    I came on to post a pic of my first egg and saw this post. I had no idea they started squatting soon before laying! My black sex link started that about a week ago (the only one of my 5 girls to do it) and yesterday there was an egg in the nesting box. Is it safe to assume it's hers?
     
  5. corewassen87

    corewassen87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Probabl
    probably yes. Does she have the plumpest reddest comb as well?
     

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