Chicken Acting Wierd..

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kera!, May 18, 2011.

  1. kera!

    kera! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a cuckoo Marans she is 9 weeks old, she is very big and a real doll, but last night when I was in checking on them I leaned over and petted her and she layed down almost flat. She acted fine nothing is wrong but if I pet her back she flattens,, what is she doing,, Wierd,, chicken.
     
  2. TinkleTurkey

    TinkleTurkey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she's squatting the way she would for a rooster to mount
     
  3. kera!

    kera! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she is a baby,, she cant be ,, Really? she is not to young? we dont have roosters??
     
  4. TinkleTurkey

    TinkleTurkey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    nope, my modern game bantams are just over a month old and they squat too. Some of my other breeds don't do it till they're older. I think its a reflex.
     
  5. Winggedheart

    Winggedheart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    kera! :

    she is a baby,, she cant be ,, Really? she is not to young? we dont have roosters??

    Our hens started doing that when they were pretty young; and we didn't have roosters for a long while.​
     
  6. kera!

    kera! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she is such a sweetie.. Thanks for the help.
     
  7. henney penny

    henney penny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 30 in a pen and my buff rock squats whenever I come near her its so cute
     

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