Will a young rooster do the egg squat?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by llnmaw, Jul 16, 2011.

  1. llnmaw

    llnmaw Chirping

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    I'm still on the fence about one of my chickens really being a girl. They are 20 weeks. All 3 of them will do the squat for me and I'm curious if I can quit holding my breath and just wait for eggs...or will immature roos do this as well?

    I'm thinking everyone squatting is a good sign......

    ~L.
     

  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member 9 Years

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    Without a picture I'm guessing all pullets. The one you are nervous about may be closest to laying. If there is no crowing, you are in even better shape.
     
  3. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Sounds like you have all hens, just about ready to lay! [​IMG]
     
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  5. llnmaw

    llnmaw Chirping

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    Logically I knew the answer...I mean it's called an 'egg' squat for a reason right??! [​IMG] I'm getting eggs from 1 already so now I'll just sit back and wait for the other 2 to start.

    Thanks for the confirmation!!

    ~L.
     

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