She's squatting!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by momofchicks, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. momofchicks

    momofchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, okay so I have read here that when the hens start squatting, laying time is near. So how near [​IMG] I can't stand the wait!!! I petted my Dominique hen and she just kinda sat down and let me, she is 16 weeks.
     
  2. jadude

    jadude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you should expect an egg about a month from now
    Good Luck:D
     
  3. momofchicks

    momofchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A month. [​IMG] I don't think I can stand waiting that much longer!!! How red do their combs get before they are ready? I read that was a sign too. The Dom's comb is pretty red but the EE's and RIR's are still pinkish.
    Thanks
     
  4. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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    Oh it will happen, don't worry [​IMG] Then you'll take them for granted. I always do that to mine [​IMG]
     
  5. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it was about 3-4 weeks from the first squat until the first egg for my dominques... mine started laying at 23 weeks, but that was back in the winter time when there was less daylight.
     
  6. momofchicks

    momofchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well maybe she could have been squatting last week or two weeks ago [​IMG] No, probably not huh. Oh well, I just have to keep waiting. Thanks for all of your knowledge.
     
  7. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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    My Turkens squat all the time now, because they want mated and they have no roo! [​IMG]
     
  8. WindcrestChickens

    WindcrestChickens Out Of The Brooder

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    What does squatting look like?

    I am also really grumpy about the waiting.....:mad:
     
  9. momofchicks

    momofchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I didn't know either until today. Well normally when you go to touch them, they would run. Today, I petted the Dom and she kinda just sat/squatted and let me pet her. It seemed like her wings or shoulder blades if you will came up toward her back, and she let me touch her as long as I wanted.
     
  10. WindcrestChickens

    WindcrestChickens Out Of The Brooder

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    O.k. I get it. Great description by the way!

    Isn't waiting awful? My girls are in their 16th week. Sigh. I keep hoping they are "advanced" and have eggs soon. ha ha...

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