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Americauna Behavior

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bkbuz1987, Sep 17, 2008.

  1. bkbuz1987

    bkbuz1987 Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my Americaunas is doing some news things. Their are about 5 months old and their combs are starting to become darker. But one of them puts her head down and spreads her wings.

    Is she acting like a cat in heat or being submissive?
     
  2. Gindee77

    Gindee77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds to me like she's squatting. They do that a week or so before they start laying eggs. It's the posture they take when they are getting bred by the rooster, I believe. It's a pretty good indication that laying eggs is going to happen soon!!! I just pat mine when they do that and then they fluff all up and shake.
     
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2008
  3. bkbuz1987

    bkbuz1987 Out Of The Brooder

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    Cool, I hope she lays soon. Our Buff Orps and RIR have been laying and we're enjoying it.

    When the Amercaunas were chicks I chose 4 different kinds (colors and patterns) and they all look different now. Very pretty with thier puffy cheeks. I can't wait to see what color eggs they lay!
     

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