Egg Squats

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ddmiddle7, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. ddmiddle7

    ddmiddle7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2011
    Indianapolis, IN
    How long after they start doing egg squats can I expect to get eggs? I have two 16 week old girls that started squatting last week and still haven't seen any eggs from them yet.
  2. Kaeta44

    Kaeta44 Chillin' With My Peeps

  3. This_chicks_place

    This_chicks_place Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2011
    Upstate NY
    Two of mine started squatting July 3rd. Got our first egg this week, so just over two weeks for her. Still no egg from the other. I think it depends on the breed. It shouldn't be too much longer! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2011
  4. ddmiddle7

    ddmiddle7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2011
    Indianapolis, IN
    Up until yesterday I thought one was a BA since that is what Cackle told me but then I saw a picture of a BSL last night and she looks almost identical to that one. Originally I put in for BSLs so I would have good layers but Cackle told me it would be another month before I could get my chicks since I was waiting on the BSLs. I was told that I could substitute them for another kind so I told her I would take BAs instead. Anyways...but the other is a BR and she was the firs one I noticed doing it.

    What do you think?
  5. ddmiddle7

    ddmiddle7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2011
    Indianapolis, IN
    Quote:Oh, I am already getting breakfast, just not from my five younger girls. I have two 9 month olds that I have had for about three weeks...but the first eggs I got from them just didn't mean the same as my five younger girls I raised from day one.
  6. h8snags

    h8snags Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2011
    Murray, UT
    I didn't really notice my BSL squatting, but she started to get alot friendlier and let us pick her up about 2 weeks before she started laying, which was last Saturday! She was 19 weeks old, exactly! I hope that's what you have, and she starts laying at that age!! [​IMG] Here is Faith..

    For 2 days in a row she laid 2 eggs in 20 hours! So I understand what you mean about being good layers! LOL!
    Good Luck!
  7. allpeepedout

    allpeepedout Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 2, 2011
    Southern Indiana
    No squatting. Just eggs starting at 19-20 wks for BR and EE. Maybe the squatters are deprived of roo attention?
  8. ChickenAl

    ChickenAl Diagnosis...Chicken-Headed

    Jun 5, 2011
    Putnam cty, NY
    Depends on many things, including the breed. Our Amberlinks started at 16 weeks, shortly after starting to squat. The Golden Comets are two weeks behind with one just beginning to two days ago. Still have one more AL and 2 GCs to wait for.
  9. 2KsMom

    2KsMom New Egg

    Jul 22, 2011
    Hey! Just joined Backyard Chickens. We have had chickens for about 2months. What are egg squats? We have game? hens and one of them is very lethargic and won't open her eyes. There are no visible injuries and the other 3 seem fine. Any suggestions? [​IMG]
  10. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

    Aug 20, 2010
    The lethargic one is sick. I am no expert on sickness so maybe you could ask in the emergency/illness section. The egg squats are when the hen squats down when you approach and sort of flatten herself with her wings out a bit. That means she's submitting so the roo can do his thing.

    My orpingtons did the squat about two weeks before they started to lay.

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