Different submissive behavior in hen other than squatting?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by K-12 Chickens, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. K-12 Chickens

    K-12 Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my ISA Brown hens has been doing a weird submissive behavior other than squatting. She'll crouch down and shuffle around when I walk near her but when I reach out to touch her, she runs away which is totally different from what the squatting I usually see. Any ideas?
     
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Yup. Sometimes the do a bowed head and shuffle backward too.
     
  3. K-12 Chickens

    K-12 Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's interesting. She's the only who does and only recently has started doing it. Even though I'm a girl chicken keeper, they still see me as the rooster. I wonder if she's doing something different to become the "rooster's favorite"? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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