Pictures of squat and red wattles and comb???

mags2009

Songster
11 Years
Aug 8, 2009
349
2
183
Wisconsin
Hey everyone~

I know this is a lot to ask.... but wondered if anyone could get a pic of their hen doing the squat so I could see if that is what my BO is really doing. Also pics of what the wattles and combs should look like in laying hens would also be helpful. I have a BO that acts ready, and a red star, barred rock, and white rock that "looks" ready. Can anyone help? My hens will be 20 weeks on Monday.
Thanks!
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swimmom

Songster
10 Years
Apr 7, 2009
229
1
121
Carolinas
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Couldn't get a picture of the squat, but this is a pretty good shot of the comb and wattles. Joy started laying last week.
 

BayMinetteChickenMom

In the Brooder
10 Years
Aug 6, 2009
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0
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My chickens are camera shy when it comes to squatting. But mine started laying before they started squatting. The combs started to grow, and turned a nice bright red.
 

sred98

Songster
12 Years
Jan 18, 2008
2,090
14
201
Oklahoma
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your pic, Uppity Peon! That should be your avatar!
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Only one of my hens out of 20 have ever squatted for me, and that is my first chicken, a dark cornish. She was an only chicken for a while.

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PunkinPeep

Songster
10 Years
Mar 31, 2009
3,642
70
229
SouthEast Texas
Here is my Daffy, a Buff Orpington, at 21 weeks. She started laying about 2 weeks later.

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And LynneP's squat picture is perfect. She acted like i was going to hit her all the time, and she would squat really fast. It took a while for it to dawn on me that this was what everyone meant about the squatting. They're also really easy to pick up when they're squatting like that (a nice benefit).
 

swimmom

Songster
10 Years
Apr 7, 2009
229
1
121
Carolinas
Joy is a Red Sex Link. She's 19 weeks old. She squats like Lynne P's hen, but I'm not good enough with a camera to get Joy to squat while I take a picture. Great shot Lynne!
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mags2009

Songster
11 Years
Aug 8, 2009
349
2
183
Wisconsin
Hey everyone!!!

Thanks so much for taking the time for the pics~ they are really very helpful, as I'm sure they will be to other people too! My BO squats like the pic, but her comb and wattles don't seem ready. Keep the pics coming if you can... they are very interesting!!!!
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