Have your chickens started to squat yet?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickenlickin8, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. chickenlickin8

    chickenlickin8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine squat every time they see me now...so funny! If you haven't seen what "The Squat" looks like, here's what you'll see. Usually, eggs will soon follow......fingers crossed [​IMG] Mine started laying about 2 weeks after they started squatting.

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    Hope this helps [​IMG]
     
  2. larca83

    larca83 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm looking for the squat but haven't seen it yet. Can't wait. My ladies are 18 weeks old tomorrow. Thanks for the photo!
     
  3. Y N dottes

    Y N dottes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    BTW great looking bird...

    The only time mine squat are when im about to pick them up (which isnt too often)
     
  4. LT

    LT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes! My 23 week old Welsummer has squatted twice now. I am anxiously awaiting her to start laying because my other girls are hens going through their first molt, and they have really slowed down. Today, we got 1 egg from 7 hens. We have 4 Welsummers who will be 24 weeks on Saturday, so I am hoping they will fill in the gaps.
     
  5. Chickadee95

    Chickadee95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for sharing those pics, I was a little unsure of what squatting was supposed to look like! My 4 are 20 weeks this week, I'm getting excited :DD
    No squatting so far...
     
  6. chickenlickin8

    chickenlickin8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hang in there...they should start squatting anytime..... [​IMG] Keep us posted
     
  7. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    They don't all squat. Even when I didn't have a rooster, I only had a few girls out of a dozen hens that squatted. After I added the rooster, they stopped squatting for me, though presumably they now do it for him instead.
     
  8. Chickadee95

    Chickadee95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmm I didn't know that! I hope they do though, then i'll hopefully know a little better when theyll lay! Im just hoping they don't lay this week because they're at the fair all week (4H) and I'll miss their first eggs! Sigh....
     
  9. Izzymoon

    Izzymoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine are squatting, oddly the one chicken that I could never touch was the first to do it, and now she follows me everywhere, comes when she's called...it's kinda funny
     
  10. chickenlickin8

    chickenlickin8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had one like that. I couldn't catch her at all...til she squatted. Now, I can pick her right up....LOL!
     

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