The title sounds rather disgusting, huh??? One of my 9 hens froze and squated for me yesterday evening. I've never witnessed it before since I'm only in my 18th week of chicken keeping. But after reading up on the forum here for several weeks now, I immediately knew what was going on. When I got home from work moments ago, I went in to the run, and she was very nosey as to what I was doing in there and constantly bawk bawk bawking. She wouldn't shut up!!!! The other 8 ran for safety in the coop. I reached down to touch her, and see if she'd squat again, and she hit the dirt faster than Bin Laden did when we finally got him!!! I just sat there and petted her for a few seconds. When I stopped and stood up, she continued to sit there, and looked at me as to say...."THAT'S ALL YOU GOT?" Finally, she came to, and began looking for a cigarette. Anyway, I just wanted to share my official "first egg countdown".