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squatting easter egger pullet

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by cosorrells3540, Dec 21, 2015.

  1. cosorrells3540

    cosorrells3540 Out Of The Brooder

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    Is this the squatting they do before they lay? This is one of my 22 week pullets and her comb just turned red and is the reddest of the 4 i have.
     
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Yep, that's a mating crouch. She looks point of lay for sure, so you may expect some eggs too! An EE who lays early is always a good bird since they are known to often start later than most breeds.
     
  3. cosorrells3540

    cosorrells3540 Out Of The Brooder

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    I checked her spread earlier and she is only 1-1&1/2 fingers. One was at two fingers the other two were 1 finger. Does that change quickly? Or should i wait a few more weeks and check them again.
     
  4. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop


    You mean spread of the pelvic bones? Honestly I don't trust that method too much, it can be unreliable. I'd only really trust it to tell the difference between a well seasoned laying hen and a very young pullet, not a bird who is directly prior, in, or past point of lay.
     
  5. miss heny

    miss heny Genetic Expert in learning Premium Member

    Agree, that is only workable on telling a season layer and a poor one that been laying for a period of time.
     
  6. cosorrells3540

    cosorrells3540 Out Of The Brooder

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    That makes a lot of sense.
     

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