is this a sign..???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Elly, Sep 8, 2008.

  1. Elly

    Elly Out Of The Brooder

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    My 19 -20 week old pullets have really upped their food intake where I notice it, no change in the amount of free range they get to possible be the reason. I also noticed one of the hens will squat...not sure if what she is doing is a squat...when I reach down to pat her she goes down close to the ground....is this a sign that eggs are coming ??!!!??[​IMG]:fl:/
     
  2. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup. Usually just a couple of weeks from that squat to the lay. You can also see if her comb and wattles are reddening up yet. But I find the squat is a great sign. Not to mention cute and making it easier to grab the cutie.
     
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  3. sammy

    sammy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine was squatting too-towards when she layed the egg she almost flattened herself on the ground and raised her "shoulders" and all i did was walk nearby her and down she went [​IMG]

    so far 2 days and 2 eggs

    other hen still has a pink comb!
     
  4. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    Mine does the squat when I pet her too. She started laying a day after I noticed it the first time. Now she squats when I pet her on the day she doesn't lay, but not when its a day she already laid. Its a regular thing around here.
     
  5. Elly

    Elly Out Of The Brooder

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    Her wattles and comb have reddened up somewhat, but I'm not sure how red or big they get before they start to lay. I haven't noticed a lot of squating, just twice and I wasn't sure if that was what it was....I'm so looking forward for that first egg...If I could mount it like a deer head I would !!![​IMG]
     
  6. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

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