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

  1. Johnboy78

    Johnboy78 Out Of The Brooder

    May 16, 2011
    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?

    2 RIR, 2 sexlink, 2 yokohama, 2 hamburg- a surprise package from Ideal
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2011
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    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

    Jul 26, 2010
    Central Oregon
    They're also very nosey! lol!

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