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

  1. wayneh

    wayneh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 25, 2011
    N. E. Alabama
    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

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    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!


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