She's squatting!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MiniDriver, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. MiniDriver

    MiniDriver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My boldest girl, Dora the Explorer, has started squatting when I pet her!! That means she's getting close to laying, right? The other two don't squat in the same way (with wings semi-extended) yet.
     
  2. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    Yep - that's the old 'I'm ready for the rooster' squat.

    If I remember correctly it was within 2 weeks or so after the first squatting that we got the first eggs

    Won't be TOO long now!!
     
  3. warren

    warren Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Watch out for huge poops. They are also a good indicator.
     
  4. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Yeah, MiniDriver. should be soon!
     
  5. sammy

    sammy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am getting squatting and humongous poops in the nest box too [​IMG]

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  6. momoftwinsinwi

    momoftwinsinwi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm getting squatting and she scratches til the coop floor is bare in a big circle??? she just started laying again after not doing so for about 2 months. We lost my entire flock to the fox in spring and she quit laying, she was depressed in the coop by herself, so when my peeps got to be about 4-6 weeks old, i brought her in by them, and just recently put them all back out in the run. I came out just last Saturday and there were 8 eggs in her nest!!! she's the only one laying...I think she getting rid of more than 1 a day!! and my roo started crowing so maybe she thinks she's going to get lucky soon!! LOL
     
  7. MiniDriver

    MiniDriver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes! Hugemungous poops in the nest box.

    Woo hoo! Huge poops!

    Wait... Who am I? Do I know me?
     
  8. sammy

    sammy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes! Hugemungous poops in the nest box.

    Woo hoo! Huge poops!

    Wait... Who am I? Do I know me?

    LOLOLOL!

    I totally understand.
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