Definately squatting...fingers crossed

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mamabigbird, Oct 9, 2010.

  1. mamabigbird

    mamabigbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Robin Redbreast has started squatting really good. Her face, comb and wattles are bright red and she's getting grump with her brood-mates. Hormonal teenage girl maybe?
    Is it okay to squeeze her to get my first egg? Just kidding. I've put the golf balls in the nestbox just in case she gets the urge. Fingers crossed, NO WHAMMY NO WHAMMY NO WHAMMY!
     
  2. Rachel'sFlock

    Rachel'sFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

    sounds like Robin is getting close!
    Fingers crossed with you.
    Get buckabucka to send you egg laying juju! Have seen it work twice, once the same day, and once in 3 days. That time it was my First Egg!

    Bright Blessings!
     
  3. crawfordmama

    crawfordmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm in the same boat with one of my girls. This will be my first egg ever (if it ever comes), and the anticipation is killing me! Sounds like Robin could go any day... Good luck!
     
  4. pontoosuc

    pontoosuc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Crossing fingers for you.
    So far, with our squatters, (all 20 weeks old, 16 ea.) we've seen three eggs!! More are squatting......

    Good luck to you.Please post when you have success....
     
  5. annaraven

    annaraven Born this way

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    My Buffy squatted for about a week before her first egg. Now she's laid three in a row! Hope your wait is over soon!
     
  6. mamabigbird

    mamabigbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks for the good mojo folks. I have older hens who aren't laying because they're finishing up the molt from hell.
    But Robin and her sisters are my first baby chicks. All the older ones were full grown layers when I got them.
    It's just soo much fun watching the young ones grow up.
    PUSH ROBIN PUSH !!!!
     
  7. Morgan7782

    Morgan7782 Dense Egg Goo

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    Right before my brahma laid her first egg she got LOUD, talkative and kept going in and out of the coop about 4-5 times before finally heading to the nestbox and laying her first egg [​IMG]
     
  8. mamabigbird

    mamabigbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:HOORAY!!!! One very small pink egg this morning. I don't know if it was Robin or one of the other five pullets. Lil' Crow and Ester the EE have been doing the squat for days now. They will be 19 weeks on Wed.
    I'M SOOOO PROUD.
     

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