Egg Squat

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Wizbop, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. Wizbop

    Wizbop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got my first egg squat this morning. It was so CUTE! My little girl asked, "Mommy, is that chicken pooping"? Our girls are just shy of 20 weeks. Their combs and waddles are getting very red and they are getting noisy. I think we're getting closer!! I'll be stalking the nesting boxes for sure now. [​IMG]
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Yep, you're close! This is when time drags and drags and drags. You'll give up looking 15 times a day, and then whammo, you'll have an egg!
     
  3. Hockeychick

    Hockeychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A number of my girls started squatting 2 weeks ago, and a few days later we got our first egg! I have 42 birds, so we got 4 eggs on Wednesday, 5 eggs Thursday. It is so exciting! A number of the girls who didn't like to be pet now squat and want me to pet them. I gave away my first carton of eggs this morning.
     
  4. NarleevilleClucks

    NarleevilleClucks Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh I'm so excited for you! I remember that first egg squat and then one day I looked in the oregano patch and an egg!!! Whoo Hoo![​IMG]
     

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