Crouching Chicken?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chicksinthemachine, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. chicksinthemachine

    chicksinthemachine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hen who is 2 hasn't laid to due to stress and is now crouching down when I go to pick her up. What's that all about? Hopefully EGGS AGAIN?
     
  2. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    I have a silkie hen who does the same thing... When you put your hands over her or around her, she crouches and picks her wings up to balance...

    She thinks she's being bred.... probably the same thing yours is doing.
     
  3. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Does she crouch down and kinda put her wings out a little? That would be the stance for the rooster approaching. She is thinking you are the roo. Mine do that sometimes when I go to pick them up.
     
  4. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When they start squatting like that it wont be too many more weeks before you get some eggs!!

    And yes, they think you are the rooster. Give 'em a good back rub and they'll appreciate it. lol [​IMG]
     
  5. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    [​IMG] Poulettes De Cajun we posted at same time [​IMG]
     
  6. chicksinthemachine

    chicksinthemachine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She usually gets picked and petted and loves it. Now I know why! Well at least SHE knows who's boss around here! LOL Thanks for the info I can't wait to see her lay again and possibly have her own children. We have a much younger man for her if she wants.
     
  7. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Crouching chicken = Hidden egg!


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  8. coffeelady3

    coffeelady3 Froths Milk for Hard Cash

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    Quote:You're killin' me!
     
  9. chicksinthemachine

    chicksinthemachine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know someone would get it! LOL
     

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