Behavior

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Johnboy78, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. Johnboy78

    Johnboy78 Out Of The Brooder

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    My RIR's have turned pretty social to me in the last two weeks. (they are 6 months old)
    When I go into the yard they are underfoot, like puppies.
    If I try to shoo them out of my way they crouch.
    Gives me a creepy feeling like I'm a rooster and she be wanting some attention.

    It's at the point where after I throw out some scratch and they are all chasing it
    the RIRs will leave the feeding frenzy and follow me around as I do whatever chores
    I'm doing. I did not expect chickens to be that attentive to me.

    Any experience with this? Is this a phase or will they be "hitting" on me for the
    rest of their lives?


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    Last edited: Nov 5, 2011
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    They are underfoot because they are begging for food / treats. They crouch (squat) to acknowledge you as their leader / rooster, and telling you they are willing to be mated. It's not unusual at all.
     
  3. OregonChickenGal

    OregonChickenGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They're also very nosey! lol!
     

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