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Hen presented herself to me....eeeewww!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by instar8, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. instar8

    instar8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess it's my fault, i get a kick out of making that rooster noise that makes the girls all shake their heads in unison....but i never had anyone take me seriously! This barred rock hen pecked my hand, then dropped down, spread her wings, stuck her butt in the air....i petted her back and sent her on her way...AAAck!

    i bought 5 laying hens cuz i lost most of mine to a fox last summer, and the ones i hatched weren't old enuf yet to lay before spring. This girl was so aggressive with the other hens to the point that i thought about selling her again, along with the two buff orps, who were also persistently mean...the orps i had before were so mellow. i bought two white leghorns too, but they are the sweetest girls ever, and lay huge eggs every day.

    I dunno if i can look this girl in the eye again....;~)
     
  2. AngelaB

    AngelaB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine recently started laying and they will do it when I step into the coop. Just the noise of my shoes or if I go to pet them, they will. It's quite funny.
     
  3. NorthTexaschick

    NorthTexaschick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We call it "the curtsy"
     
  4. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

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    I had one that would stick her butt up in the air and then squirt me [​IMG] i must be really cute or something...
     
  5. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Awwww, she squatted for you! That's an HONOR!

    But I do like the term "curtsy" much better than the squat. Much more lady-like; thanks, NorthTexaschick!
     
  6. instar8

    instar8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HAHAHAHA!!! I'm really laughing out loud! I guess ameraucanas must be more picky or something, I've been raising chickens for 5 years now, and never had one "curtsey"!!! tooo funny!!! And I'm really bad about making that noise, my grandgirl thinks it's a hoot when all the girls shake their heads...never had one take me up on it!! I guess it is a honor.....i'm the boss or something????
     
  7. AngelaB

    AngelaB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My brahma and my black australorps do it ALL the time....lol
     
  8. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    I have one that offers it up for anyone and everyone. She's a hussy. [​IMG]
     
  9. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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  10. Little One

    Little One Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] LOL! One of my RSL will "curtsy" if I lean over her and grab her to pick her up too quickly.
     

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