Do 4 week old pullets "squat"??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Three Cedars Silkies, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 17, 2008
    Gainesville, Fl.
    I have four golden-laced cochins...4 week old chicks that I strongly believe are pullets based on comb color/size. One of them appears to bow and squat when I put my hand in the brooder. She always runs over to me and after bowing and squatting, jumps in my hand. This is EVERY time I put my hand in the box. Does this behavior mean confirming that she is a pullet??
  2. chickgirl55

    chickgirl55 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 24, 2007
    I have two year old Rhode Island Reds & Golden Sex-Links. The behavior you're describing sounds like the same thing my hens do when I try to pick them up. Their wings sort of flare up at their sides and they 'hunker down' as if trying to avoid being 'attacked' by something, or someone. After a bit they calm down and return to normal.

    Is this correct?

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