squatting

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by henryhoe, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. henryhoe

    henryhoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How long after they start to squatt do you normally get the first egg, My 27 and half week old girl squatting over 2 weeks now but still no eggs! I have checked to make sure she is not hiding them!
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Should be anytime now!
     
  3. henryhoe

    henryhoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Do you mean maybe 1 day or 2?? Just cant wait any longer!!
     
  4. ninabeast

    ninabeast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Honestly, there was a week or two gap for me between the first squat and the first egg. It was AGONY. You'll get there. Just keep repeating: "Eggs are on the way...Eggs are on the way..."
     
  5. henryhoe

    henryhoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I hope so thanks!
     
  6. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    I've only noted 1 week wait time.

    Have you noticed any other egg-laying behaviour other than squatting? Mine usually scout out the nest box the day before, and make loud clucking noises (while going back and forth to the coop)
     
  7. henryhoe

    henryhoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:They have been going on about their business as normal, except they are alot louder! No going in and out of nexting boxes or anything!!
     
  8. flspnr

    flspnr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know I"m no help, but just wanted to let you know I'm in the same boat! Mine started squatting a week or so ago, and I'm dying for some eggs!
     
  9. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Noticed a batch of young pullets squatting and so forth a week ago. So, I put opened their nesting box on the floor of their pen. Look what happened today!!

    This is absolutely for moral support. No rubbing it in intended, whatsoever. [​IMG] Honest.


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  10. henryhoe

    henryhoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks everyone for the help
     

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