henryhoe

Chirping
8 Years
Aug 9, 2011
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Do all chickens squatt before they are getting ready to lay their first egg??
 
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annaraven

Born this way
9 Years
Apr 15, 2010
1,873
12
159
SillyCon Valley
Quote:No. Some just lay without ever squatting. But if they do squat, it's pretty soon that they'll be laying. (I think mine took about a week or so.)
 

Nonny

Songster
8 Years
May 16, 2011
601
32
156
Brisbane, Australia
I have three that are laying, but only one has ever squatted. The squatting one was the first to lay (they are all the same age, but she started laying a month before the others), and also the top hen in the pecking order. Not sure if those factors are related at all.
 

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