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We have egg squatting!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Celizwalsh, Sep 16, 2014.

  1. I am so excited because a couple of my hens (Buff Orpington and Rhode Island Red) have started egg squatting in the past week or two! [​IMG] I have been checking for eggs everyday but haven't seen any yet. Anyone have an idea of the range of time before they start laying? I think I remember reading somewhere that it can be anywhere from a couple days to a couple weeks after they start squatting ... is that right?
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

    Jul 24, 2013
    That's great![​IMG]

    If you're noticing squatting, your hens should start laying within a couple of weeks!
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  3. Agreed131

    Agreed131 In the Brooder

    Apr 26, 2014
    Reno, NV
    My girls took about 3ish weeks from first squat to first egg...
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing 5 Years

    Jul 24, 2013
    Thats good to hear! Squatting doesn't mean eggs are extremely close, but it does mean that you should expect eggs in a few weeks.
  5. Awesome! I am hoping in the next week or two we get the first one since they have been doing it for about a week or so now. I thought we had one yesterday because I heard what I thought was the egg song but when I went outside to check ... no egg. Oh well they must have been practicing [​IMG]
  6. Well I didn't have to wait very long. We got our first egg today from one of our Buff Orpingtons [​IMG]

  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing 5 Years

    Jul 24, 2013
    Great! [​IMG] Nice looking egg!
  8. Well we got two eggs yesterday so that means someone else is laying now too! I also enjoyed my first fresh egg breakfast today ... It was DELICIOUS! I forgot how much better fresh eggs taste. [​IMG]

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