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My hens used to do this! Weirded me out at first. Then I'd just scratch their backs and they'd shake it off and continue on their merry way lol.
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Originally Posted by comeonsammy View Post

My hens used to do this! Weirded me out at first. Then I'd just scratch their backs and they'd shake it off and continue on their merry way lol.

That 'shaking it off' is the motion they use to get the sperm where it needs to be upstream.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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post #13 of 16

:lau

 

I can't wait to tell my husband!!!!

"Nothing cannot exist forever."  Stephen Hawking
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"Nothing cannot exist forever."  Stephen Hawking
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post #14 of 16
Gotta tell ya. My daughter once raised a rooster in the house. He was totally imprinted to her. So much so that whenever he saw shoes he would hop on and try to breed them. I guess, from his point of view as a chick, shoes were mom. He never did properly relate to hens.
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I have a large coop for most of my hens, and a smaller coop with about 8 hens and the Polish Rooster.  I can't get into the smaller coop, but I can enter and stand upright in the larger coop.  When I step into the larger coop, about 1/2 of the hens will immediately squat, forcing me to move them out of the way (gently) with my foot, or risk tripping over them.  My white leghorns are the worst at this!  They do love to be picked up and petted, though.

 

My sister freaked out when she found out why they were squatting for her!

Peeps61
Location: NW Florida
Chickens since Feb. 2013
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Peeps61
Location: NW Florida
Chickens since Feb. 2013
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Gotta tell ya. My daughter once raised a rooster in the house. He was totally imprinted to her. So much so that whenever he saw shoes he would hop on and try to breed them. I guess, from his point of view as a chick, shoes were mom. He never did properly relate to hens.


That is GREAT!

;o)

Greg, NW AR

4 BO, 1  Prod Red and in the process of expanding.

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Greg, NW AR

4 BO, 1  Prod Red and in the process of expanding.

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