Attention seeking Chicks

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by palousegal, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. palousegal

    palousegal New Egg

    Jan 20, 2012
    I have 3 hens (1 Barred Rock, 2 Rhode Island Reds) they have finally decided to start laying. From the first egg, they now want to be petted and sort of squat down and spread themselves out a bit. Chatting at me all the while. As soon as I pet them and cluck back, they seem to be fine. However, now the Rock has decided to jump up on the perch and wants me to hold her???? I don't get this at all. Is this a normal behavior?
    Thanks so much. Hope that you are all enjoying this lovely sunshine on the snow that we are having on the Palouse of WA.
  2. NixNoodleNumbat

    NixNoodleNumbat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2011
    Hens squat down for roosters when they want the rooster to mate with them. It may seem weird to think of your pets thinking thst you'll mate with them, but it's still normal. It happens to a lot of people. It means you're doing a good job at feeding and protecting.

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