Did she squat!??!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by XilverAngel, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. XilverAngel

    XilverAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i went out today, and when i bent down to pick up one of my black australorps, she kinda went down, but it was so fast i wasnt sure of it. So i waited then after a few minutes kind of touched her back again, and she bent down and had her wings slightly parted. It only lasted for a split second though. Is this the squat that people say is a close sign of egg-laying? Me and my dad are really hoping for some [​IMG]
     
  2. feathersnuggles

    feathersnuggles Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 4, 2009
    Seattle
    Yes, that's the squat all right.
     
  3. XilverAngel

    XilverAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:really?!?! OMG!!! YAY!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. CityClucks

    CityClucks The Center of a 50 Mile Radius

    Jan 31, 2009
    Tulsa, OK
    That's it - congratulations! If you pet her back near her tail she'll raise her rear end up a little, then she'll get up and fluff and shake her feathers. Then in a couple of weeks or so she should begin to lay. But if it takes longer don't be alarmed - the days are getting shorter and egg production is liable to slow down. Chickens are fun!
     

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