Is squatting a sure sign?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by epeloquin, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. epeloquin

    epeloquin Songster

    Mar 11, 2011
    Western Massachusetts
    Three of my 19 week old girls have started squatting, one of them two weeks ago. If they are squatting are they definitely near laying?
  2. MarinMama

    MarinMama Songster

    Apr 15, 2011
    My 18.5 week old just laid on Saturday...she started squatting 8 days before.
  3. Kaeta44

    Kaeta44 Chirping

    You can look forward to eggs before too much longer I would think. Most of my chickens didn't bother practising squatting, they just went right ahead and laid. The one that did squat took some time before she got round to laying! So I suppose they lay when they're good and ready!

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