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Buff Orpington has been squatting for 2 1/2 weeks??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MrOrpington16, Nov 27, 2013.

  1. MrOrpington16

    MrOrpington16 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So Annabelle has been squatting for 2 1/2 weeks! My youngest pullet ( a brahma) beat her in the first egg race. What the heck!!!?!?! Is this normal? What can I do... All of my pullets are laying, but her.
     
  2. foreverlearning

    foreverlearning Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some of them just need time to get their body ready. It's like labor, some women are lucky and pop them out in one day whereas some poor women take a week in it to finally get it out. Every chickens body is different, who knows, when she does start she might become your best layer. If it happens for more than a month you might want to start looking for a nest somewhere, but until then don't stress.
     
  3. MrOrpington16

    MrOrpington16 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She just laid her first egg and it is huge!!
     
  4. foreverlearning

    foreverlearning Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats!!!
     
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  5. Katt66

    Katt66 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good to hear. My Buff Orpington has been showing signs of egg laying for the past couple of days as well. I heard her singing the egg song day before yesterday and got so excited. No egg yet though. Silly thing. She IS quite interested in the nests though and follows the Leghorn and Sebrights and watches them go in the nest boxes and lay eggs. I think they are just a little later to mature maybe than some other breeds?
     
  6. MrOrpington16

    MrOrpington16 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My barred rock layed the day after her egg song;) It will be any day now!!
     

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