Autumn squatted for me! Is she close to laying? *Pics*

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Mrs. Fluffy Puffy, Nov 6, 2010.

  1. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    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! [​IMG] 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? [​IMG]


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    Autumn
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    What am I fix'in to do? [​IMG]
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    Face Shots -
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    Autumn looking into the lower-level nests
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    Pacing back and forth on the nesting boxes roost .... [​IMG]
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    One Eyed "Stink Eye" [​IMG]
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    Looking into the nests ...
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    Pretty Autumn
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    Her BeUtIfUl neck feathers - [​IMG]
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    Autumn is angry at me ... [​IMG]
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    Face Shot - - - >
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    Still pacing the roosts ... [​IMG]
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    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. [​IMG]
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    So is she about to lay? [​IMG]
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    My Golden Sex Links and BOs squatted for me about a week (or two?) before they started laying. I have heard others on here give the same sort of time frame.

    But I have a silkie that squatted for me a couple of weeks ago and still no eggs. She might not lay until spring though. [​IMG]

    I LOVE your nest boxes- and I remember Autumn from your other thread. Beautiful girl! [​IMG]
     
  3. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    So I should be expecting eggs in a few weeks!?! [​IMG]

    Thanks - [​IMG]
    I got the nesting boxes for my Birthday from my parents. They said they cost around $60.00 bucks - [​IMG]
    Autumn is a sweet girl, got her from a friend ( team edward on BYC ) in the first of June. She was really wild when I got her, but she has really calmed down, she'll even come up to me and "Peck" me when I'm kneeling down! [​IMG]
     
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  4. FRlEDeggs

    FRlEDeggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know much about Cornishes, but she doesn't seem to have a very big comb... [​IMG] And I though a very large comb was a good indicator that they are close to laying
     
  5. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Quote:No, not all hens have large combs - [​IMG]
    I think you mean Red combs? [​IMG]
     
  6. FRlEDeggs

    FRlEDeggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy :

    Quote:No, not all hens have large combs - [​IMG]
    I think you mean Red combs? [​IMG]

    Yep, I guess I mean red [​IMG]
    Sorry, I only have experience with chickens... and very little experience with them anyway!
    Hope she lays an egg soon~​
     
  7. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Quote:No, not all hens have large combs - [​IMG]
    I think you mean Red combs? [​IMG]

    Yep, I guess I mean red [​IMG]
    Sorry, I only have experience with chickens... and very little experience with them anyway!
    Hope she lays an egg soon~

    Oh, that's perfectly fine. [​IMG]

    Finger's and Toes Crossed! [​IMG]
     

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