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Squatting for over 2 weeks

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by SparksNV, Nov 16, 2010.

  1. SparksNV

    SparksNV Chillin' With My Peeps

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    and NO EGGS! She is an Orp/EE cross and is 29 weeks old. And I am 100% positive there are no hidden nests. Here's a pic:

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  2. ADozenGirlz

    ADozenGirlz The Chicken Chick[IMG]emojione/assets/png/00ae.png

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    Quote:It'll be any minute now!
     
  3. True Grit

    True Grit Chillin' With My Peeps

    I agree, and isn't she pretty!
     
  4. SparksNV

    SparksNV Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope it will be any day now! Thank you - I think she is really pretty. Her name is Verde:

    She is the bottom blue & is an Orp/EE cross:


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  5. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    It might be the short days. I have one just like her - red comb and she's also been squatting, as well as spending lots of time scoping out the nest boxes. But I realize that the days have now just barely eleven hours of light. In a couple more weeks, I plan on supplementing the light with a lamp coming on around 2 or 3 am. That ought to get those eggs popping out!
     
  6. SparksNV

    SparksNV Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've had supplemental light for about 3 weeks - comes on before it gets dark and off at 7 pm and back on at 4 am - sun is up around 6:15am. At least 2 of the 6 are laying...
     

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