Time between squatting and laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 3 Chicks, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. 3 Chicks

    3 Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens are 29 weeks old. They started squatting over the weekend. How long did it take your chickens after squatting to lay eggs? I can hardly wait!!

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  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I have noticed within a couple weeks usually.
     
  3. 3 Chicks

    3 Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, ChickensAre Sweet! Let the countdown begin!!!
     
  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    This time of year you might need to provide artificial light for them to get good laying- depends. 14 hours a day is good from what I have read.

    I am getting 9 eggs a day out of 16 Orpingtons, who are about 11 months old. I am giving them 100 watts of light from 4 am to 7 am. We have about 8 hours of daylight now, starting at around 8 am.

    But with some breeds they might not start up until spring from what I have read- especially the smaller breeds. "Good winter layers" is what you usually hear about Buff Orpingtons and I suppose they do lay fine, but not as good as the Sex Links.

    I hope you get some eggs!!!! I definitely would just wait and see what happens with your girls.
     
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2012
  5. Crafty-Duck

    Crafty-Duck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine it took about a week after I first saw the squat [​IMG]
     
  6. 3 Chicks

    3 Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can answer my own question!!!!! I got my first egg yesterday.......6 days after squatting. Sooooo exciting![​IMG]
     
  7. Crafty-Duck

    Crafty-Duck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]That squat is the best sign that you have about a week left to wait. Congrats[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  8. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    Congrats!
     

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