squatting easter egger pullet

cosorrells3540

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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.
 

cosorrells3540

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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.
 

QueenMisha

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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.


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.
 

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