Does squatting mean eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Lucky509, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. Lucky509

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    One of my older pullets just started squatting, does this mean she will lay eggs soon? We don't know exactly how old she is but I would guess about 4.5 months, she is also a sex link
     
  2. J-Sanders

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    That would be a good bet! Start looking for her to slip away from the flock or to leave you a present in the coop.


    Jim
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Squatting is submission for mating. With this maturity comes eggs - usually within a couple weeks of squatting.
     
  4. Lucky509

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    Thanks for replying! I can't wait for her to start laying!
     
  5. MySuburbanLife

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    My buff silkie started squatting for me and laid her first egg a week later. My black silkie has been squatting for close to two weeks now, and no eggs yet.

    I do like watching the squat, though. I reach down and give their backs a good pat and tell them what good girls they are. :)

    Hope you see that first egg very soon!
     
  6. Lucky509

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    Thanks! I can't wait
     
  7. Mohntr

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    I grab their tail like a bunch of flowers and give it a good shake. Then they shake it off and go about their business.
     
  8. Lucky509

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    She layed her first egg!
     
  9. Happy Chooks

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  10. MySuburbanLife

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    Congratulations!!!
     

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