how long between seeing squatting and first egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cabot, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. cabot

    cabot Chillin' With My Peeps

    my 17 1/2 week old barred rock has started to squat and spread her wings when I get close (usually she only allows me to touch her chest) and the australorp has started to develop a very red and swollen comb.... How long do you think?

    can you tell I am anxiously awaiting the first eggs!
     
  2. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

    Me too! My BSL squats a lot!
     
  3. HarryBun12

    HarryBun12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, that's certainly a good sign that your hen is getting closer to laying. They can be doing that squat for weeks before they actually start laying, sadly. Last year, I think it was nearly 3 weeks from the time she started squatting to laying for my RSL. Wish I had a sign from one of my 21 week old girls this year. I would be happy with just a SIGN that they might be close to laying. Hope your girl starts laying soon for you.
     
  4. ChickLover98

    ChickLover98 The Chicken Princess

    Apr 24, 2010
    Pennsylvania
    My hens did the same exact thing and the laying was just a few days behind!!! Congrats! You will be getting eggs very soon!
     
  5. NewHobbyForMe

    NewHobbyForMe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is well on her way by her age and squatting. Eggs will be anyday good luck it is so much fun to get that first egg [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. cabot

    cabot Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm pretty excited !
     

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