Am I the Rooster?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by thai1, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. thai1

    thai1 New Egg

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    Hello first time poster.

    Question - I have red sex link hens and was wondering why they sometimes freeze and lower there bodies to the ground when I am near them or sometimes when I talk loud near them. Is this a mating squat position? When they do this I give them a little rub on there bums and they allways give a good feather fluff when they get up and walk away.

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  2. Firebomb_k

    Firebomb_k Out Of The Brooder

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    Their letting you dominate them......your their alpha.
     
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  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Uh yep, you're the rooster alright. [​IMG]

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  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

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    Just as you suspected and gritsar said, you're their rooster.

    It's always nice to be The Boss.
     
  5. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    ... and when you give them the little rub on there bums you are 'mating' them and reinforcing your dominance.

    Matt
     
  6. lovinlife

    lovinlife Chillin' With My Peeps

    LOL! My brother has chickens, no rooster. His hens will squat when the kids get near them. I know what it is, but the kids all think the hens are being nice and letting them pick them up. [​IMG]
     
  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    If I surprise my hens, like walking around a corner too fast, they immediately go into the squat then give me a look like "oh! it's just you!". [​IMG]
     
  8. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    thai 1, [​IMG]
    Sounds like you need to practice saying "cock-a-doodle- doo" [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. FrizzlesRule

    FrizzlesRule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've had many hens do that over the years, even the ones not around a rooster.[​IMG]
     
  10. tasymo

    tasymo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Girls don't have a rooster, so I consider it my duty to "give them a thrill" now and then. Some are easier to please than others, however... Alice always looks up at me and sqeaks if she needs a bit more attention.
     

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