The "Squat"

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by imthedude, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. imthedude

    imthedude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is the squat a sign of impending eggs? A few of my birds (19-21 wks.) have begun to do the squat when I get close to them and reach down to pick them up. I keep thinking that I'll go out and find an egg any day, but they seem to be taking their sweet time......
     
  2. leenie

    leenie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] yep that's the "I'm a big girl now" dance. Get ready for those eggs to start appearing soon.
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes, eggs will be coming soon.
     
  4. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Yeppers! I noticed that behavior with my very first pullets...they would do a little squat, and sometimes stomp their feet a little bit too....and then the first egg arrived shortly after that....maybe a few weeks after. I'm excited because my Speckled Sussex, Freckles, just did the squat for me this weekend! Very exciting!

    You will definitely see eggs soon!
     
  5. ZaneyMama

    ZaneyMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, they will be laying within a week or two! That squat and their faces turning redder were the telltale signs that eggs were coming for us! Just yesterday, we got 6 eggs from our 10 chickens! They are almost 22 weeks old.
     

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