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Now I understand

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by PotterWatch, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    I have been reading for months now about how chickens "squat" as they get closer to laying eggs. I thought that it just meant how my girls would hunker down as I pet them. Today I saw that real squatting is nothing like that, lol. At first I thought she was fluffing up to be agressive (the feathers on back of her neck went up). Then I realized that she was squatting! Wings out to the side a little, tail to one side, completely different from what I thought was squatting, lol.
     
  2. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    Awww...she loves you...

    That's the 'squat' and eggs won't be too many more days behind!!
     
  3. Gindee77

    Gindee77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A couple of mine just started doing that too. Now if they'd just start laying! [​IMG]
     
  4. denahli

    denahli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Must be a weird feeling for a hen the first time!
     
  5. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2008
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    I am waiting for the squat!!! I am so impatient for eggs!!! [​IMG]
     
  6. mommy9994

    mommy9994 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my girls are getting red combs and wattles, no squat yet.... still waiting....
     

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