As a little chick... his vent was red and inflamed without feathers covering it and when he pooped he cried a little and squatted. Now he looks fine, is super sweet and is really handsome. The other day I noticed him squatting when he pooped... is that normal? I REALLY want to breed him to my pullet, Edelweiss who is also a lavender orpington. Also, lavender orpingtons are NOT cheap (like, $20 for a pullet) and he has a nice personality. I also don't want to sell people a poor quaility bird. So my main question is... is it okay for a chicken to squat when they poop? I've noticed some of my other birds doing it too on occasion.
Thank you! SO sorry if I'm being a pest ;P