A curious question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by HarrysHut, Nov 2, 2013.

  1. HarrysHut

    HarrysHut Out Of The Brooder

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    My beautiful light Sussex hen harry always runs up to see me she is very energetic yet whenever I approach her she sits in a squat like position with her "shoulders" raised she often shakes
    Should we be concerned
     
  2. JessesGirl

    JessesGirl Out Of The Brooder

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    lol nope. that's submissive behavior. they start soon before they start laying eggs. if you had a roo around, he'd know what to do :)
     
  3. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats squatting, it's what she'd do for a rooster. No concern, completely normal, and IMO, very annoying when all I want to do is pet them lol If she's not laying already she will be soon. In my flock of six I had one who started laying about a week after she began squatting while another chicken squatted for over a month before she laid an egg.
     
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  4. HarrysHut

    HarrysHut Out Of The Brooder

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    She has been laying since April and is still doing it se doesn't do it around new people which raised my concern
     
  5. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She sees you as the boss, just like she would a rooster
     

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