This morning I was feeding my younger chooks and my Standard Dark Cornish Hen Autumn squatted when I walked by her, then when I tryed to pick her up she was still squatting but then she started trying to "Run" away from me! She ended up dragging her rear in the dirt - but she wouldn't stop squatting, even when I picked her up she was still in the "Squatting Trance" - so is she close to laying? Pictures - Autumn What am I fix'in to do? Face Shots - Autumn looking into the lower-level nests Pacing back and forth on the nesting boxes roost .... One Eyed "Stink Eye" Looking into the nests ... Pretty Autumn Her BeUtIfUl neck feathers - Autumn is angry at me ... Face Shot - - - > Still pacing the roosts ... And just for the record, I thought I'd throw in a picture of Sparrow, my Bantam Dark Cornish Hen that is about 4-5 years old. So is she about to lay?