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My Chickens are SQUATTING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by OC Chick, Mar 22, 2017.

  1. OC Chick

    OC Chick In the Brooder

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    I'm so excited! My girls are SQUATTING! Yesterday one of my Easter Eggers (Petunia - 24 weeks old) squatted for me and clucked complainingly all day long (poor thing - cramps?). Today she won't fly on top of the gate, makes me open the door and does a funny "hop" over, and has been squatting a lot. Another Easter Egger (Violet - 24 weeks old) squatted for me and one of my Australorps (Lavender - 23 weeks old) also squatted for me today. Lavender has been keeping to herself a lot today and has not run over for treats the last 3 days. How soon after your girls started squatting did they lay?
     

  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender Premium Member

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    Most squat from 1-4 weeks before, and many become quite vocal, walking around bawking. I would expect eggs soon.
     
  3. OC Chick

    OC Chick In the Brooder

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    Yay!!!!! I'm so excited!!! Thank you!
     
  4. OC Chick

    OC Chick In the Brooder

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    [​IMG] This just happened! My EE Petunia just laid her first egg! A little sad it's not blue or green, but I'm excited to finally get eggs!!!
     
  5. Emojikitten

    Emojikitten Chirping

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    Congrats! My chicks have just a little more time. They aren't even fully feathered.
     
  6. Emojikitten

    Emojikitten Chirping

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    Two months maybe
     

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