Finally, a SQUAT, eggs must be close!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Mrs.ChickChick, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. Mrs.ChickChick

    Mrs.ChickChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The girls are 18.5 weeks old, but only 2 are showing signs of maturing, the Barred Rock and Rhode Island Red. Big combs, red wattles, red faces. Now, the BR squatted for me this morning! YES!!! Finally!!!

    Nestbox in place: check
    Golf balls in nests: check
    Wattles and combs growing: check
    Squatting: check
    Eggs: SOON, I hope!

    [​IMG] Waiting, patiently waiting.
     
  2. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    Never failed...with mine I noticed squatting and a week afterwards came the egg. In almost every one of mine. Give or take a couple days.

    WOOT! Congrats!
     
  3. justmeandtheflock

    justmeandtheflock Overrun with ducklings :)

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    I got an egg about a week after the 1st real sqaut. [​IMG]
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    You forgot egg song before egg laying. [​IMG]
     
  5. aussieheelr

    aussieheelr Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] oh the waiting game, fun huh
     
  6. Mrs.ChickChick

    Mrs.ChickChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The Barred Rock has been very "talkative", but I haven't heard ANYTHING that sounds like the egg song. Also read on BYC that some don't sing. I actually hope mine don't, because I don't want the neighbors to hear all that ruckus!

    Confession: I actually was singing the egg song to THEM yesterday. Softly. Bok, bok, bok, buggawwwk! They seemed pretty interested!
    I really MUST be a crazy chicken lady now! [​IMG] What have you people on BYC done to me?! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    My BR doesn't sing either, which is funny since she's normally the mouthiest one in the bunch.

    All of mine seemed to get REALLY vocal the day they laid their eggs. More than the usual squawking. Then they would pace in and out of the coop. Really funny actually.

    Of the 6 pullets I have, only the BO and RIR sing. The BO purrs when she's on the nest, but sings to announce the arrival. The RIR sounds like she's been a chain smoker for 50 years. The others just do Bok bok sounds.
     
  8. cap1717

    cap1717 6 chooks, 1 slave. . . me!

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    Still waiting for the first squat. . . the girls are about 19 weeks now, and the RIR and BR are getting very red around the face. . . I have NEVER HEARD the egg song, and really eager to get aquainted with that sound. . . soon, maybe soon. . . I have noticed that the nest boxes have been "messed with". . . oh. . . the agony of waiting. . . .
     
  9. HBuehler

    HBuehler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ah heck...my 21 week old's have had the red combs and squat down for so long I have lost track..they just can't seem to get the egg to my table yet [​IMG] freeloaders have it way too good here!
    Actually I'm hoping any day now...my leghorns are all laying fine just these brown egg layers.....
    [​IMG] for you We will all have breakfast on a regular basis soon.[​IMG]
     
  10. Olive Hill

    Olive Hill Overrun With Chickens

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    Mrs.ChickChick :

    Confession: I actually was singing the egg song to THEM yesterday. Softly. Bok, bok, bok, buggawwwk! They seemed pretty interested!
    I really MUST be a crazy chicken lady now! [​IMG] What have you people on BYC done to me?! [​IMG] [​IMG]

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    Now that's a whole new level of crazy chicken lady. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I've had some that sing, some that don't. I only have one that's laying right now, an ISA Brown, and she doesn't. My Silver Laced Wyandotte was very talkative and friendly today when I went out, it's not like her. And she was all bedded down in under the wild rose bush next to the coop. I'm hoping her talkative-ness is a sign. She's the first I've ever had of that breed so I'm interested to see what she lays for me.​
     

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