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What's the longest you've had to wait between squat and egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by msviolaceous, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. msviolaceous

    msviolaceous In the Brooder

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    My 20.5 week old white leghorn first squatted for me on 9/4... 11 days ago! Her form is perfect like a statue, distinct, wings held out in a very unnatural way... but still no eggs. She does it every time I so much as wave a hand over her.

    What's the longest you have had to wait between first squat and first egg?
     

  2. PHILMAN

    PHILMAN Songster

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    I would say 2-3 weeks until she lays ! At least thats how long mine took . good luck !!!
     
  3. Hinotori

    Hinotori Silver Feathers Premium Member

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    Mine started squatting about a month before they laid. I'd walk out, they'd squat and I'd pick them up and demand to know where my eggs were.
     
  4. msviolaceous

    msviolaceous In the Brooder

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    Quote:Oh COME ON!
     
  5. Hinotori

    Hinotori Silver Feathers Premium Member

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    Well some of the girls never squatted until after they laid, but I swear the squatters were doing it just to mess with me! EE girls can be devious and evil.

    The little silkies laid within a week of squatting now that I looked at the calendar.
     

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