Barred Rock squatting

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Coop Deville, May 23, 2012.

  1. Coop Deville

    Coop Deville Songster

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    Two of my three Barred Rocks started squatting this weekend. Does anyone out there with Barred Rocks recall how long it took to get the first egg after squatting began?
     
  2. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Songster

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    They are individuals it can vary. Count on two to three weeks and be pleasantly surprised if sooner.
     
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  4. Coop Deville

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    Thanks!
     
  5. Coop Deville

    Coop Deville Songster

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    FIRST EGG!!! Found it this morning. Small for a barred rock egg, but I've been told it's normal for the first to be small. All expenses included, this egg cost about $300 (but the price will decline as more eggs come)!

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  6. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Songster

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    Congratulations. Pleasantly surprised I hope.
     
  7. SmallFarmChick

    SmallFarmChick Chirping

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    I saw a hen in the nest box one morning, that evening there was an egg! In the run..

     
  8. Coop Deville

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    Oh yes!
     
  9. Wilber Farms

    Wilber Farms In the Brooder

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    Ok what is squatting?
     
  10. GallusSapiens

    GallusSapiens In the Brooder

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    How old was she when the first egg came? I'm still waiting for my first egg. One of the flock is a Barred Rock, 21 weeks old.
     

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