Too young to be sqatting?

joletabey

SDWD!!!!
10 Years
Apr 9, 2009
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Two of my 15 week old Delaware pullets are tending to squat when I pet them- isn't this awfully early?
I checked some other threads that said they can start that behavior a few weeks before they start laying, so maybe I might get a little action as early as 18 weeks? Or do they tend to do that for longer if they start so young?
 

detali

Songster
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May 9, 2009
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I found a thread that had tables as to at what age each breed begins to lay. If you go to "Search" you might find it.
 

12GAGirl

Songster
9 Years
Feb 2, 2010
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My RIR began laying before the 18 week mark. It was a huge surprize since I was figuring they would start laying until this spring but they have been cranking out eggs all winter! I only saw two of my hen so the swat when I appraoched them. My EE walked around for an hour ruffled up walking funny when she was about to lay her first pretty green egg!
 

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