Beginning to Squat

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ccrane11, Oct 9, 2014.

  1. ccrane11

    ccrane11 Out Of The Brooder

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    My RIR pullets are now 23 weeks old and are beginning to squat. I am hoping for eggs soon.
     
  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    Likely they'll be laying and singing egg songs soon!
     
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  3. ccrane11

    ccrane11 Out Of The Brooder

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    Can't wait. I am getting excited
     
  4. Scott16475

    Scott16475 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'll be interested in hearing when they start laying as my girls have been squating for almost two weeks now and NOTHING. Not sure if my girls are toying with me or what as I thought I had read that when they start squating, eggs are days away...not weeks away. I'm driving myself nuts with waiting. LOL.

    Good luck!
     
  5. ccrane11

    ccrane11 Out Of The Brooder

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    They started sqatting about two days ago. I will post when the first eggs come along.
     
  6. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    Mine squatted several weeks before started laying.

    Look for really red wattles/combs and around the eyes. Watch for some irritable PMS action in mornings and it will them be imminent.
     
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  7. Scott16475

    Scott16475 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Several weeks? I'm actually glad to hear that as I was thinking something was wrong...or they were purposely trying to drive me crazy.
     
  8. petepuma1

    petepuma1 New Egg

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    Two of my birds started singing 3-4 weeks ago and started squatting 2-3 weeks ago. In the last 11 days we've had 17 eggs from the two girls. Very excited about it. I hope yours start soon.
     
  9. appps

    appps Overrun With Chickens

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    17 eggs from two girls? Keep some records they are going to be world record holders if they keep that up. The record used to be 364 eggs in 365 days. (Though I think it's recently been beaten) Are you sure someone else hasn't joined them? :)
     
  10. petepuma1

    petepuma1 New Egg

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    Well that world record of 364 is the Black Australorp, and the reason why we got two of them. One started laying, she has given us 10 eggs in these 11 days. Can't wait for the other to start.
     

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