Sometimes when I move near one of my hens, she freezes in a squat and spreads her wings at the "elbow". I freeze too. Am I moving too quickly? Is this a fear response? They do this also when they are separated from the rest of the flock and come to me for search and rescue. They will "assume the position" and I'll scoop them up and tote them around in my arms until we find the rest of the gang. I don't understand the body language! Can anyone tell me what is going on? Thank you!