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I have started a few threads on my Roo, Hans. I REALLY, REALLY, REALLY need some info here smile.png
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
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Since he recovered. . Maybe he just picked up the habit. . I wouldn't worry
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I hate to be the one to break this to you, but all chickens squat when they poop.

 

That's how you can tell a chicken is getting ready to poop, in case you happen to be holding it on your lap. When they lower their derriere, that's the "tell" and you can avoid getting nailed if you place the chicken on the ground as quickly as you can.

 

Granted, some squat lower than others, but they all squat.

 

Were you under the impression that boy chickens stand up to go?:gig

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Wow Rod! That was so nice of you to say big_smile.png
On my other thread people just discouraged me. Thanks for your encouragement!
Truth is harder than a lie
The dark seems safer than the light
And everyone has a heart that loves to hide
I'm a mess and so are you
We've built walls nobody can get through
Yeah, it may be hard, but the best thing we could ever do, ever do
Bring your brokenness, and I'll bring mine
'Cause love can heal what hurt divides
And mercy's waiting on the other side.
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Truth is harder than a lie
The dark seems safer than the light
And everyone has a heart that loves to hide
I'm a mess and so are you
We've built walls nobody can get through
Yeah, it may be hard, but the best thing we could ever do, ever do
Bring your brokenness, and I'll bring mine
'Cause love can heal what hurt divides
And mercy's waiting on the other side.
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Originally Posted by azygous View Post

I hate to be the one to break this to you, but all chickens squat when they poop.

That's how you can tell a chicken is getting ready to poop, in case you happen to be holding it on your lap. When they lower their derriere, that's the "tell" and you can avoid getting nailed if you place the chicken on the ground as quickly as you can.

Granted, some squat lower than others, but they all squat.

Were you under the impression that boy chickens stand up to go?gig.gif

Hehe wink.png no, i didn't think that... i just haven't watched my chickens poop tongue.png
Truth is harder than a lie
The dark seems safer than the light
And everyone has a heart that loves to hide
I'm a mess and so are you
We've built walls nobody can get through
Yeah, it may be hard, but the best thing we could ever do, ever do
Bring your brokenness, and I'll bring mine
'Cause love can heal what hurt divides
And mercy's waiting on the other side.
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Truth is harder than a lie
The dark seems safer than the light
And everyone has a heart that loves to hide
I'm a mess and so are you
We've built walls nobody can get through
Yeah, it may be hard, but the best thing we could ever do, ever do
Bring your brokenness, and I'll bring mine
'Cause love can heal what hurt divides
And mercy's waiting on the other side.
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Originally Posted by azygous View Post
 

I hate to be the one to break this to you, but all chickens squat when they poop.

 

That's how you can tell a chicken is getting ready to poop, in case you happen to be holding it on your lap. When they lower their derriere, that's the "tell" and you can avoid getting nailed if you place the chicken on the ground as quickly as you can.

 

Granted, some squat lower than others, but they all squat.

 

Were you under the impression that boy chickens stand up to go?:gig

I second this. All chickens squat to poop! Some of them will even back up a pace or two, wiggle their tail feathers, and then squat slightly to poop. This is a telltale sign to get them off of your lap! They do it from being chicks to full grown hens and roosters.

 

There is no reason not to breed him! Chicks can get pasty butt (or several other issues) that result in perfectly normal irritation or inflammation on their rears. This shouldn't affect their breeding potential and he sounds like a fine rooster.

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2 Cats, 1 Dog, and 20 Chickens (2 Buff Brahams, 1 Partridge Cochin, 2 Easter Eggers, 2 Barred Rocks, 2 Wyandottes, 3 Cream Legbars, 2 Russian Orloffs, 3 Show Girls, and 3 Blue Silkies)
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Thank y'all! 💗
Truth is harder than a lie
The dark seems safer than the light
And everyone has a heart that loves to hide
I'm a mess and so are you
We've built walls nobody can get through
Yeah, it may be hard, but the best thing we could ever do, ever do
Bring your brokenness, and I'll bring mine
'Cause love can heal what hurt divides
And mercy's waiting on the other side.
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Truth is harder than a lie
The dark seems safer than the light
And everyone has a heart that loves to hide
I'm a mess and so are you
We've built walls nobody can get through
Yeah, it may be hard, but the best thing we could ever do, ever do
Bring your brokenness, and I'll bring mine
'Cause love can heal what hurt divides
And mercy's waiting on the other side.
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