How do you know when the first egg is coming?

Wendy'sChicksRock

Songster
9 Years
Aug 8, 2010
651
7
131
Oakland county ,MI
mine started squatting about a week ago and we got our first egg last night!Squatting is when you go to pick them up they will kinda squat down ,spread their wings a little and some of mine even stamp their feet.. its kinda funny you can look it up on you tube too.
Good luck
 

Happy Chooks

Free Ranging
Premium Feather Member
11 Years
Jul 9, 2009
40,417
3,566
626
Northern CA
My Coop
My Coop
Red combs/wattles
Squatting
May or may not hear the egg song (sounds like bok bok bok bok BAGAWWWK - it's extremely loud so you'll know it if you hear it)
And the day of that first egg, they usually get very vocal and pace around the coop/yard.
 

Country4ever

Songster
12 Years
Oct 26, 2007
683
8
161
Squatting when I go to pet them is the sign for me. If they are no where near laying, they usually run from me.
That's how I can usually tell towards the end of the laying season, who is still laying............they squat when I pet them. (because to them, I'm the rooster).
Of course there's always an occasional one who runs no matter what! haha
 

chicks47

In the Brooder
9 Years
May 3, 2010
49
2
32
Northern Illinois
We have 5 hens they are now 24 weeks (tomorrow). I have been waiting... waiting.... I think you understand. No eggs.
I had asked about the signs before. Never really noticed them in our hens. So today after seeing this post I viewed some youtube videos. I actually think one of our hens did an egg song one day, but never found anything. Now.. they are free range in our yard. We look around, but have not found anything yet.
I did see some video though where the hens were very quiet while laying an egg...
Listening... waiting....
 

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