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Does my Hen think that I'm a Rooster!?!?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Props4Chicks, Sep 2, 2013.

  1. Props4Chicks

    Props4Chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    My girl, Nelly started just started laying on 8/26. Yesterday afternoon, I let all four girls out to spread their wings. I went inside the house for a minute and come back out. When I stepped outside they all came running to me and then they all turned around and ran in front of me except Nelly. She would run a few feet and then squat in front of me. She repeated this several times.

    Is that normal hen behavior? Does she think that I'm the rooster?
     
  2. AK Baha

    AK Baha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes she does.
     
  3. Props4Chicks

    Props4Chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I'll have to start practicing my crowing! But I'm not getting up at 3am.
     
  4. AK Baha

    AK Baha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is an app for that. LOL
     
  5. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    It is an act of submission, not exclusively reproductive in nature.
     
  6. Props4Chicks

    Props4Chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Ha! I'm going to the google app store right now.
     
  7. Props4Chicks

    Props4Chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks Fred. I wish my girl Taco would learn from Nelly. Taco thinks she rules the hen house.
     

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