Can a chicken not squat?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by StarLover21, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can some chickens just not squat? My white leghorns is 30 weeks and has not laid or squatted. Does it mean I still have a long time to wait, or is it just because it's almost impossible to catch her? Since she's so freaked out about everything, and squatting is an act of submitting, do you think she could never do so? I'm getting very impatient with her. [​IMG]
     
  2. ICallMyselfCherie'

    ICallMyselfCherie' Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well, it's the dead of winter right now. Try to be patient, she'll lay when she's ready. It may not be until the weather gets warmer.
     
  3. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    True, although the weather already is warmer here. it's 60 degrees outside right now [​IMG]
     
  4. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Lots of pullets never squat. The reason why some don't come into lay in winter is more a light issue. Give her time. February is coming with it's increased light. If she isn't laying by March..................... well......
     
  5. SilkieChickenLover336

    SilkieChickenLover336 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine never squatted! i just found my first YES FIRST egg today!

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  6. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congradulations on your first egg!
     
  7. SilkieChickenLover336

    SilkieChickenLover336 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!!! Hopefully you will get your soon!!!!!

     
  8. RedIII

    RedIII Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, give her time, she'll be alright. I have two 8 mo. old pullets that just started laying within the last couple of weeks. They're all different when it comes to laying times [​IMG]

    SilkieChickenLover336 - Su-weet! Congrats!
     
  9. HodgeLodge

    HodgeLodge Out Of The Brooder

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    That is amazing. Congrats, it must be a wonderful feeling.
     

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