How long from "squat" to eggs????

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mags2009, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. mags2009

    mags2009 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my 7 older girls are 21 weeks today.... They began the "squat" about 4 days ago. How long before I see THE EGG????? [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2009
  2. TipsyDog

    TipsyDog Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2009
    Aregua, Paraguay
    I had some that squatted at 18 weeks and eggs came 2 weeks later. Others squatted and eggs came a few days later. Depends on the chicken - but you're getting closer! Good luck! Be sure to post that first egg picture [​IMG]
     
  3. wombat

    wombat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 23, 2009
    Generally they'll start the squatting, then you'll see deepening of the red in comb, face, and wattle. Once you see the reddening, you'll have eggs in a week or less in my experience. The sqatting could be weeks ahead of lay, or not ...
     
  4. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

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    I got squat on Friday and had an egg Saturday afternoon. Have a nest ready!
    Wait, is that where the term came from? you know, 'I have squat'-meaning nothing?
     
  5. TipsyDog

    TipsyDog Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2009
    Aregua, Paraguay
    Quote:[​IMG] That's a good one! Probably IS where that phrase came from [​IMG]
     

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