do rir's always squatt?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by henryhoe, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. henryhoe

    henryhoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girls (1 light sussex, who has been squatting for a week now and no eggs yet! And 4 rir's) they are all 26 weeks now!! My question is do rir's always squatt before they lay their first egg or can they just NOT squatt and go on to lay!!
     
  2. cindylo

    cindylo Out Of The Brooder

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    I think you'll be graced with the first eggs very soon! My RIR's all began the squat just prior to egglaying, and they continue to this day. My games don't have this habit, even though 2 out of 3 are now laying. I don't know about other breeds since these are my first and only girls.
     
  3. henryhoe

    henryhoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I mean the rir's have not squatted yet, do they HAVE to squatt before i get a egg?
     
  4. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    I have seen squats in all before they lay.. But that doesn't say much.. Only three are laying [​IMG]
     
  5. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    No. Squatting isn't a prerequisite for egg laying. Squatting is an "I'm willing to mate" posture. It is a sign of sexual maturity, but not the only one.
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    No they do not need to squat. Perhaps they are not attracted to you. [​IMG]
     
  7. SueBaby

    SueBaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the laugh, needed one this week
     
  8. DKM

    DKM Out Of The Brooder

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    That made me laugh![​IMG]
     
  9. henryhoe

    henryhoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:very good!!
     
  10. captainroo2

    captainroo2 Out Of The Brooder

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    LOL; that was very funny:lol: - wish i had said that
     

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