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Waiting the unwaitable wait

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MattalynsBarn, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. MattalynsBarn

    MattalynsBarn Songster

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    My 5 EE hens and 3 SS hens are 18 weeks tomorrow, and I'm so excited!!! How long after your chickens started squatting did your hens start laying?
     

  2. dee88

    dee88 Chirping

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    about 1 week! Are your chickens squatting?
     
  3. SparksNV

    SparksNV Songster

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    still waiting 3 are 25+ weeks, 3 are 22+ weeks [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2010
  4. SweetPeaScott

    SweetPeaScott In the Brooder

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    What is squatting? Mine were born 5/12/10 and are not doing anything. Will they naturally find a nest box? I just put a golf ball in each to give them an idea.
     
  5. MattalynsBarn

    MattalynsBarn Songster

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    I can't tell if they're squatting yet... [​IMG]
     
  6. waitin on eggs

    waitin on eggs Songster

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    Quote:Go towards them as if you are going to pet or pick them up. they will squat firmly down low and kind of pop up their wing feathers. Mine has been squatting for 2 wks tomorrow, she does a little stomp prior to squatting it's actually very funny! I have no eggs yet mine are 25wks
     

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