squating

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by team guava pastry, Sep 19, 2009.

  1. team guava pastry

    team guava pastry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When a hen squats in front of you does that mean she is getting ready to lay some eggs?

    And the cackling gets loud at times too? What does that mean.

    thanks
    tgp
     
  2. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yep, she's probably getting close to laying.

    some pullets do that for a longer period of time than others before they actually start laying eggs.
     
  3. fordmommy

    fordmommy Dancing With My Chickens

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    When they do the squat it means they think that you are the roo and are getting ready to mate. This means that they are maturing and that yes...eggs will be coming soon.


    Yah! Eggs for you! [​IMG]
     
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  4. cshells2009

    cshells2009 Out Of The Brooder

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    When my squat in front of me they're "lonely" and when they do that cackle they could be ready to lay, but mine do it when someone else is too [​IMG]
     
  5. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

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    those are good signs! the squating for sure, mine will growl and start loud clucking, call it the egg song, they can get real loud, so proud of themselves
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  6. team guava pastry

    team guava pastry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how sweet they are all doing the squating thing.
     

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