EGG SQUAT!?!?!?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ChickenMama6RIR, Jun 1, 2017.

  1. ChickenMama6RIR

    ChickenMama6RIR Overrun With Chickens

    Four days after I got rid of my roosters one of my Easter Eggers laid her first egg. It was a beautiful green!!!! On the same day my other two Pullet started doing the egg squat. This was 3 days ago. My question is, how long until they lay now. I am very anxious for eggs lol! I have waited for MONTHS!!!! Let's just say patience isn't my middle name :lau! I understand they are close to laying.... But how close?
     
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  2. ChickenMama6RIR

    ChickenMama6RIR Overrun With Chickens

    Oh, and when will my EE lay another egg? She only laid one.
     
  3. chickiemom3

    chickiemom3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Typically when pullets start the submissive squat, they begin laying within 1 week (although I think mine were closer to 2 weeks). I've never had EEs laying so I'm not sure about the next egg. Good luck on that! We have 3 EE that are 8 weeks old right now, so I'm crossing my fingers for green eggs like yours!
     
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  4. ChickenMama6RIR

    ChickenMama6RIR Overrun With Chickens

    Yay! So hopefully any day now!!!! I probably check the nesting box every 30 minutes to an hour lol :lau I have one more we doing the submissive squat and then one buff orpington. I love my EEs. They don't really like affection, but they are gorgeous! I will post a pic of the egg. I hope yours lay green also! I want my second one to either lay a different shades of green, any shade of blue, or a Maran brown :D
     
  5. ChickenMama6RIR

    ChickenMama6RIR Overrun With Chickens

    It was a double yolker!
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  6. ChickenMama6RIR

    ChickenMama6RIR Overrun With Chickens

    So, it's good when you see your chicken (that's doing the submissive squat) checking out the nesting box multiple times a day, right?
     
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  7. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    NO, not for a older man----That's why I like to keep a rooster with mine----so when I walk in they are not squatting in front of me causing me to about trip----LOL.
     
  8. ChickenMama6RIR

    ChickenMama6RIR Overrun With Chickens

    Lol I could see how that can be an issue. My Roosters were mean so I got rid of them :( :)
     
  9. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    I get rid of a mean Rooster too, but I always get another one, But I have been known to hatch 1000's of eggs so I need them fertile.
     
  10. ChickenMama6RIR

    ChickenMama6RIR Overrun With Chickens

    Nice! I wish I could hatch thousands of eggs :D I thought about getting another rooster!
     

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