Squatting Chicken!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dee88, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. dee88

    dee88 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 26, 2010
    My RIR squatted for me yesterday when I tried to pet her!!! (back-end down and she still still) Doesn't this mean she'll be laying soon? How soon? :)She's 20 weeks old and I've been waiting. Her comb & wattles look mature and quite red!
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    My Golden Sex Links started squatting for me about a week or two before they layed.
  3. TrystInn

    TrystInn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 16, 2009
    Southern Arizona
    It means she's getting ready to lay or brood - give her a few more weeks. Also, if you've a rooster she's signaling her readiness to be bred.
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Yup, good sign! She's signaling her submissiveness to you (her "people roo"). Give her another couple of weeks and she'll be two weeks closer to laying. [​IMG]

    She'll lay when she's ready to do so. But that's one sign it's closer.

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