Buff Orp Squatting

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by maurerwerks, Oct 1, 2010.

  1. maurerwerks

    maurerwerks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My B.O. is almost 16 weeks old and has been squatting when I pet her for a few days now. She's kind of young for that isn't she. My roo doesn't even get it yet. He looks at her like she's kind of nuts. I also have a B.A. who is about the same age who is beginning to show signs of squatting also. Do I just have a flock of precocious floosies? Or are they just practicing?
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  2. organicchef

    organicchef Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Precocious Floosies????? [​IMG]
    I'm sure they are all perfect ladies!
     
  3. MakNugget

    MakNugget Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My BO Lulu likes it rough, apparently, so it wouldn't surprise me about your girls behavior, lol. Mine only started laying at 24 weeks, and is working on egg # 4 right now at the beginning of week 25.

    My BA shows no interest in squatting at the same age, and I expect eggs or chicken dinner from her over the next couple weeks.
     
  4. blaundee

    blaundee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most of my pullets start sqatting when I pet or pick them up around 6 weeks.

    ETA- I have BA, RIR, Silkie, and crossbred pullets.
     
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  5. blaundee

    blaundee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think they are doing it because they want to mate, I think it's just instinctive to be submissive.
     
  6. MakNugget

    MakNugget Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:This is a full on squat, with wings raised?
     
  7. maurerwerks

    maurerwerks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:so... - not precocious - maybe backward [​IMG] oh well
    Why do we wish so hard for eggs when we KNOW it's too early to expect that of our chickies? I suppose there will be eggs when there are eggs and I'll just have to buck up! (I just read what I wrote - maybe the chickies need to "buck up")
     
  8. MakNugget

    MakNugget Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:so... - not precocious - maybe backward [​IMG] oh well
    Why do we wish so hard for eggs when we KNOW it's too early to expect that of our chickies? I suppose there will be eggs when there are eggs and I'll just have to buck up! (I just read what I wrote - maybe the chickies need to "buck up")

    It's hard not to!

    For me when one would lay, I would just shift my focus to the next one expected to lay. I'm 2/3 of the way there, waiting for #3 to have a go. It's funny because their lay sequence is the same as their pecking order so far.

    In my case, I want my #3 to hurry up and lay so that I have irrevocable proof that Ruby is not Rooby/Rudy. I swear it's the most androgynous chicken I've ever seen... not that I've seen many chickens.
     
  9. blaundee

    blaundee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:This is a full on squat, with wings raised?

    Yes, that's what mine do- the whole thing. [​IMG]
     
  10. blaundee

    blaundee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It drives me NUTS waiting for those first eggs from a new batch of youngsters!!!

    Since we are talking about squatting- my California White hen, Christine, tries to roost in my house every night, even though she has a NICE house herself. I leave the door open because the cat comes in and out, and I like the fresh air... A couple of nights ago, I walked into the living room, and there was Christine, sitting on my caffee table! As soon as she saw me, she squatted down, wings spread and all- it was ridiculous! LOL Silly girl, but I think she's great. [​IMG] She's a good layer, too.
     

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