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Dot, one of my Leghorn hens freezes like those funny goats from Hawaii

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by fuzidragonbunnie, Sep 4, 2011.

  1. fuzidragonbunnie

    fuzidragonbunnie Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a young Leghorn hen who does this funny thing everytime I go into the enclosure with her and her eighteen sisters. She's the only one who does this. When I go in, she freezes at the doorway with her wings out-like those goats that are paralyzed when they're scared and fall over. I can and usually pick her up to pet her head and under her chin. None of the other girls do this. Has anyone experienced this with their hens or roos? It's the funniest thing.
     
  2. GA_in_GA

    GA_in_GA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old is she? Sounds like she is squatting for you.
     
  3. krissteff

    krissteff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she's squatting. she thinks you are her sexy rooster who has come to pleasure her.
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    is she approaching the age to lay? if she isn't already laying, she's gearing up for it.
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  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Yep, she's thinking that you are her boyfriend.
     
  5. fuzidragonbunnie

    fuzidragonbunnie Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh wow. The DH is laughing his butt off right now. I guess she doesn't like Stevie, our Easter Egger cross who is the boy in the pen. At least I know someone still thinks I'm sexy! [​IMG]
     

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