How long between YOUR chicken's first squat and first egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by DianeS, Oct 22, 2010.

  1. DianeS

    DianeS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a young (21 weeks) chicken give me her first "squat" today!!! [​IMG] I know that means she'll be laying soon! ("soon" being relative and with meaning only to her, of course!)

    So I'd love to hear how long it was between YOUR chicken's first squat and first egg.
     
  2. 4hens4us

    4hens4us Out Of The Brooder

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    OOH, it will be soon! My Delaware started squatting about a week before we got an egg. It was thrilling!
     
  3. nuts4hotwheels

    nuts4hotwheels Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a Barred Rock and a Production Red that are the same age. The barred rock started squatting at about 17 weeks and the first egg was about a week later. The red has never done the squatting behavior, but laid her first egg the day before the Barred Rock laid her first egg.
     
  4. elizabethlongwood

    elizabethlongwood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First squat, then 6 days later, first egg:)
     
  5. Patoot

    Patoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Within a week.

    Bree
     
  6. ZombieChickens

    ZombieChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Umm, my goofy chickens didn't start squatting until after we got our first egg. [​IMG]
     
  7. milehihens

    milehihens New Egg

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    Eight days, squatting every day. Then the eggs started coming! Finally!
     
  8. Rachel'sFlock

    Rachel'sFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Same, here- a week or so. By the time they were all squatting, I had an egg the next day.
    Here's to your eggs!
     
  9. Littletonchicks

    Littletonchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine was about a week or less also. How exciting for you. Congratulations! As someone on here said to me "Warm up the frying pan"!
     
  10. Morgan7782

    Morgan7782 Dense Egg Goo

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    Brahma squatted for the first time, 6 days later we had our first egg! [​IMG]
     

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