So my Rock Partridge started squatting! Practicing for laying basically. This is a great sign she will be laying soon! They are all now 25 weeks old. I’ll update everyone as they all start doing this. She is the first one so far.
I’ve also followed the advice of many of you and started using pine in the coop and straw the the egg houses. Of course now they are munching on the new pine =/ I hope once they get used to the pine they will stop eating it. Thanks for the tips everyone, I think the pine will be more absorbent.
Another thing, the chickens keep thinking they are human. They hop up on the back steps and keep trying to get into the house. I think they miss it from their brooder day haha. Anyway, I feel loved <3
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Thanks! I actually started to see my Partridge squatting so that seems like a good sign =) The rest haven’t shown any signs yet. Thanks for the info!
Ok so the chickens are officially 23 weeks and none of them are laying yet. I am hopeful they will lay soon, it is sort of bad timing, the weather here in Los Angeles has been getting colder and with the sun setting earlier everything is working against them. They are still darn cute though. You can see how their combs and waddles are super red now…