Squatting

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by wayneh, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. wayneh

    wayneh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When your chicks start squatting, bout how long is it before eggs? We have 2 RIR's and a Golden Comet. Blondie the Comet is starting to squat when I let them out in the morning. She has been doing this for about 2 days. Are eggs comming soon?
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Yep, you're right! That squatting is a sign of maturity in a hen (she's ready to mate), and rooster or not, eggs will be coming soon! Could be with a week or two. Golden Comets usually start a bit younger than the average 20 weeks.

    Sooo excited for you! I love checking the nesting boxes for those first eggs! Very special!

    Sharon
     

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