Squatter

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by philnj, Nov 12, 2014.

  1. philnj

    philnj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have 2 out of 5 squatting 1 buff orph 1 BR 23 weeks old red comb wattles although the other BR is redder no squatting yet. Hopefully any day! I added lighting to give an extra 2-3 hrs. Was advised ok for young pullets to not delay due to time of year. Won't do it next year to give natural molt down time to rest etc.
     
  2. dnx717

    dnx717 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First flock for me. My first layer squatted for two days max before I got an egg. Now another 4 of my flock of 9 have been squatting for over a week with no "rent" being put in the besting boxes :(

    How long can they squat before they lay!?
     
  3. Katbird01

    Katbird01 Out Of The Brooder

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    I kept seeing everyone mention squatting and never could figure out what they meant. I have 4 BO's. One has been laying for about 2 months, nothing from the other 3 yet. I finally saw one of the others squatting for me when I was trying to get them into the roost for the night. Now I'm hoping I'll be seeing another layer soon.
     
  4. dnx717

    dnx717 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hooray! We got our second later today!!!
     
  5. Katbird01

    Katbird01 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yay! My squatter started laying this weekend as well.
     
  6. philnj

    philnj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1st egg!!
     
  7. Katbird01

    Katbird01 Out Of The Brooder

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    Woohoo!
     
  8. dnx717

    dnx717 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's awesome! The first egg is so exciting! Now as our other girls begin laying we are still excited but nothing like the anticipation of that first egg coming to fruition.
     
  9. cicknmama

    cicknmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yipee! My pullet June became a hen today! [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  10. dnx717

    dnx717 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those are some big eggs! Ours have all been medium sized [​IMG]
     

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