Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Queen of the Lilliputians, Oct 4, 2007.

  1. Queen of the Lilliputians

    Queen of the Lilliputians Songster

    Apr 5, 2007
    WOOHOO! My pullets are 20.5wks today, and my RIR Peggy squatted for me for the first time! WOOHOO! [​IMG]

    Can't be long till eggs now!! [​IMG]

  2. chick-e-pie

    chick-e-pie In the Brooder


    I'm new here and new to chickens. I have 9 hens and one just started laying (not sure which one it is yet). When you say your chicken is squatting what does that mean? My Dominique (who is usually anti-social) just froze when I went to pet her. Her head was down and her wings were out a bit. Is this what you're talking about and is that a sign of a hen who is soon to be laying? Do they do it all the time once they reach maturity.

  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    That's the squat! Means she's ready to mate, and hence, about ready to lay. They don't all do it for their humans, but most tame ones will.
  4. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Yes, Chick-EPie, that's the SQUAT alright. Eggs should be soon.

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