Eggs, but NO squatting!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by shellybean40, Nov 12, 2010.

  1. shellybean40

    shellybean40 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a motley crew of Barnies, I think they are part Plymouth Rocks, but anywhoo I finally have some eggs, but NO ONE IS SQUATTING! Is this normal? My banty cochins all squatted when they started laying. What gives? [​IMG]
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    They know the difference between roosters and people.[​IMG]
     
  3. DanEP

    DanEP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 15 BO girls that are all laying and I've never seen a squat.
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Do you have a rooster in with them? I notice mine don't squat much for me anymore, they get enough action from the rooster.

    Even without a rooster, I have a couple girls that have never squatted for me.
     
  5. DKM

    DKM Out Of The Brooder

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    Some of mine squat and some don't. I don't have any roosters. Is this actually a "rooster" squat instead of an "egg" squat?[​IMG] I really don't understand it. I have one hen that squats when I say her name.[​IMG] It really is rather amusing! Why does she do that?[​IMG]
     
  6. AllAlaskan

    AllAlaskan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think its a "come hither" squat lol.
     
  7. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:It is submission to the rooster for mating. It also means that eggs will come soon as once they are mature enough to mate, they are also mature enough to lay eggs.
     
  8. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    My Standard Dark Cornish Hen, Autumn, started to lay the day before yesterday, the very next morning my EE rooster was mating her. [​IMG]
     
  9. wrybread

    wrybread Out Of The Brooder

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  10. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Some do and some don`t. Depends on how "horney" they are. Pardon the term.........P
     

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