We got the squats!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Wxguru, Mar 19, 2015.

  1. Wxguru

    Wxguru Chirping

    Sep 2, 2014
    Yep...after 20.5 weeks my golden buff started squatting! Freaked me out at first....got a little tap going on with her feet then flaired her wings a bit as she lowered to the ground. Has done it 2x now. I noticed when i filled the nesting boxes with shredded paper she jumped in..scratched a spot and then lowered and raised her tail feather...i swore she was gonna lay roght then and there...must have just been practice.
    her pelvic bone width is 2+ fingers. My other girls...2 buff orpingtons and 3 australorps arent there yet. 1 to 1.5 finger width between pelvis bones...but they will get there.
    So now that she is squatting...in general how long before they start laying?
  2. 11mini

    11mini Songster

    Aug 17, 2014
    Lake Stevens, WA
    You will have eggs within 2 weeks

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