My silkie did the squat!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by powersurbanfarm, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. powersurbanfarm

    powersurbanfarm Chirping

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    SO excited! My 16 week old silkie is squatting for me![​IMG] When I reach out to pet her she drops as low to the ground as she can get! Her wings aren't out though. Does this mean she will lay soon?[​IMG]
     
  2. I have two different types of Silkies. One is not a good quality gal that came from the equivalent of Tractor Supply Company. She is a hatchery Silkie and started laying for me at 6 months. She lays very reliably too. My other are Splash Silkies from a breeder with show parents. They are 9 months old, have been squatting for me for about 2 months now, and still no eggs. The type of Silkie matters, so it depends on which type you have. I have also heard that Buff Silkies lay even later than the rest.[​IMG]
     
  3. powersurbanfarm

    powersurbanfarm Chirping

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    She is a bearded silkie that I got from the local feed store (so hatchery, not very good quality), with really bad feet feathering. In fact, her body feathering just became fluffy and decent looking. I really only got her for the cuteness, but the eggs will be a good gift too!
     
  4. I'd say you're good to go then. Probably any time now (at least within a month or so). I'm happy for you!![​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2012
  5. HAPPYCHICKENLADY17

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    I Posted a picture of my silkie, got her a day ago, people say its about 6 months and that it is a cockerel....today i petted her on the back and it seemed like she squatted for me, tried a few times and did it every time..can a cockerel squat????
     
  6. HAPPYCHICKENLADY17

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    here is a pic
     

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    IT also makes this gurgley noise all the time....almost like she has a fur ball to cough up
     
  8. XscoreX

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    Mine took about 10 months to lay. But they were fall chicks so they started laying the next spring
     

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