Why is my LEAST mature pullet squatting? *PIC*

epeloquin

Songster
8 Years
Mar 11, 2011
626
21
141
Western Massachusetts
I have six girls all born on the same day and they are 19 week tomorrow. About two weeks ago my most mature pullet (a Rhodie named Chico) began squatting. She has been doing it more and more since but no eggs yet. Today my least mature pullet (a BR named Lil' Peep) started squatting. The odd thing is that she just has little buds for wattles and her comb is still quite small and pink. I also had another Rhodie (Sandy) squat tonight. She had a little bit of poop on her fluff so when she went to roost tonight I got a wet rag and when I held her down on the roost and began pulling the poop off her fluff shw squatted and started drumming her leg! Her comb and wattles are coming in but are about half the size of Chico's. I thought for sure that Lil' Peep and Sandy would be my LAST to start squatting but they are my second and third!

Any ideas on this?

This is Lil' Peep and it was the only pic I managed before the batteries died on my camera.

 

chickenpredatorkiller

Chirping
8 Years
Aug 1, 2011
228
3
93
South Carolina
That doesn't really look like squatting to me... Usually they will go down to where you can't really see their legs... my least mature does that same thing... I guess its kinda like pre-squatting but I might be wrong.
 

epeloquin

Songster
8 Years
Mar 11, 2011
626
21
141
Western Massachusetts
Quote:She's not squatting in the pic! I just posted the pic to she how mature she is and why it is wierd that she is squatting. I have two others who are squatting so I know when they are squatting. I am just very surprised that she is squatting because she seems immature judging by her comb and wattles.
 

mtnhens4

Chirping
8 Years
Mar 12, 2011
158
5
91
Western NC
My BR, Penelopy, started laying at 22 wks and was the first to lay of my 4 girls, the others are 1 RIR and 2 BO's. I think that all have started laying (they are 27 wks old, after all:/) but my BR is the only one that lays with consistancy, usally 5-6 eggs a week. For the past 3 days I have gotten 3 eggs a day, I can't wait for a 4 egg day:celebrate All of that to say that your BR looks like Penelopy did right before she started to lay. It's so eggsciting, you will be getting eggs before long:yiipchick Jean
 

chickenpredatorkiller

Chirping
8 Years
Aug 1, 2011
228
3
93
South Carolina
She's not squatting in the pic! I just posted the pic to she how mature she is and why it is wierd that she is squatting. I have two others who are squatting so I know when they are squatting. I am just very surprised that she is squatting because she seems immature judging by her comb and wattles.

My bad.​
 
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