Squatting?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by henryhoe, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. henryhoe

    henryhoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do all chickens squatt before they are getting ready to lay their first egg??
     
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2011
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    In my experience, the squatting means eggs will be coming real soon.
     
  3. annaraven

    annaraven Born this way

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    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.)
     
  4. Nonny

    Nonny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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