6 month old hens, Odd behavior

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Will57, Mar 23, 2016.

  1. Will57

    Will57 Out Of The Brooder

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    My 6 month old hens are acting odd. If I walk close to them they half lay down with there wings partially open. It not just a couple but all 26 of them. Why are they doing this.?
     
  2. Snowkitten714

    Snowkitten714 Out Of The Brooder

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    Sounds to me like they are squatting. It's a submissive behavior done to the "rooster" to allow for mating. This means your girls are getting ready to lay, or are laying.

    I usually pat their rump or shake their tails. They shake off and run about their business. haha
     
  3. Will57

    Will57 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for the fast responce, I had a feeling that''s what it was.
     
  4. harmesonfarm

    harmesonfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh! i have one of my RIR do that, it's really the only one we can pet...if were close enough and reach out our hands she half squats with her wings half outstretched...
    is this them thinking your the rooster of the flock?
     

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