Did I just see the egg squat???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by wordgirl, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. wordgirl

    wordgirl One of the Shire-folk

    Apr 14, 2009
    I guess I'm not sure if she did, but...I was just outside and found our loves-to-leave-the-flock-and-explore pullet by our shed. When I went over to try to catch her, I quickly lurched for her, hoping she wouldn't run. She didn't – she squatted down, with her wings a little away from her body. Was she just startled, or...was it 'the squat?' [​IMG] [​IMG]
  2. tay26

    tay26 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 11, 2009
    Sounds like it is to me!!! Mine just started doing this exact same thing recently and it would startle me everytime but now some are laying! Congrats and hope you get some nice eggs [​IMG]
  3. wordgirl

    wordgirl One of the Shire-folk

    Apr 14, 2009
    YESSSS!!!!!!!!!! I'm so excited! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  4. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    Not so much the "laying egg squat" as it is the "ready to be bred squat".
  5. wordgirl

    wordgirl One of the Shire-folk

    Apr 14, 2009
    Quote:Uh...does it still mean she'll lay soon?
  6. Chicklette

    Chicklette Out Of The Brooder

    May 22, 2009
    Yes, I think so, mine took about a week from the first squat. I just had another one start squatting yesterday, so hopefully we'll have more eggs soon too! It's nice to be able to pat them too.
  7. mxpres

    mxpres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 21, 2009
    if her comb and wattles are turning red,,very possible in the next week or two she will lay,,,
  8. chickenshagg

    chickenshagg THE ALPHA ROO

    Apr 18, 2009
    St. Charles, MO
    That is the same squat that my hens take for their Roo. They will also do that when I go to pet them or pick them up!
  9. Maryallison

    Maryallison Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2008
    Fountain, Florida
    Neato! [​IMG] So now I know what to look for! [​IMG]
  10. wordgirl

    wordgirl One of the Shire-folk

    Apr 14, 2009
    Let me go and see if I can get a pic of her and let you look and see if she's close. She is an eighteen-week-old Gold Link. She's my sister's chicken, and a very pretty little girl. She's the most 'gold' of the goldies.

    ETA: Uh, never mind...the camera's dead.
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2009

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