Chicken squat dance??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Berlinswhimsy, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. Berlinswhimsy

    Berlinswhimsy New Egg

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    Hi--- Our Sex-Link chickens do something weird when someone or something approaches them: they squat down, stamp their feet, and spread out their wings a bit. It looks very submissive. Does anyone know why they would do this? Other chickens we have raised didn't demonstrate this behavior...
     
  2. JakRat

    JakRat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girls do that... apparently its what they do when a male rooster comes by too... a total submission thing i think... mine are silly though and some of them over do and some only do it when they dont see me coming...
     
  3. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    My big girls don't do that, but the banty cochins do it all the time. I can reach down to pet them, and they almost go flat under your hand. I think it's cute [​IMG]
     
  4. XilverAngel

    XilverAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i read that its a sign of eggs soon, they squat like that because they think you're the rooster [​IMG]
     

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