chicken squat!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by CoryRed, Sep 26, 2014.

  1. CoryRed

    CoryRed Out Of The Brooder

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    Last night i herd my chickens, not sure which one but one of them did the egg song. this morning i went to pet them and feed them and i got the squat! between the egg song and squatting when do you think i should expect eggs? i have 2 production reds and a California white.
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    I bet you see your first egg in about one to two weeks! That is so exciting!
     
  3. CoryRed

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    I'm so excited! I will be checking the nesting box twice a day haha!
     
  4. bekahubbell

    bekahubbell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah! Egg should follow soon.
     
  5. CoryRed

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    I got my first egg today! My California white named Elsa. She will be 19 weeks tomorrow. This is my first egg ever and I'm super excited. She didn't have it in the nest though. She laid it in the run under the ramp to the coop. [​IMG][/IMG]
     
  6. CoryRed

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  7. bekahubbell

    bekahubbell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats! The first ever egg is the best egg!
     
  8. Celizwalsh

    Celizwalsh Chillin' With My Peeps

    I experienced the same thing about a week ago and its very rewarding to get fresh, healthy eggs from our girls after putting so much work into caring for them [​IMG]. As far as laying in the nest boxes, maybe you could put some fake eggs in them. I put ceramic eggs in my nest boxes when I started noticing the egg squat and they have layed their eggs in there since day one. BTW that is a very nice first egg!
     
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