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Chicken Squatting - Video!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by epeloquin, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. epeloquin

    epeloquin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have seen quite a few posts asking what it looks like when a chicken squats. Normally they will squat low to the ground and cup their wings. My Rhodie will usually arch her neck and her back when I scratch her back. I have another Rhodie who drums her foot which is common too. Then I have seen hens that will just squat and cup their wings a little. Some hens will puff up and frill their feathers too. You'll see my rhodie do that. Here are a couple of clips of my girls doing 'the squat'.



     
  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    She does the fluff and shake just like my hens do after they squat for their rooster.
     

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