Hens squatting

Lmarie

Songster
11 Years
Jan 3, 2009
145
3
119
Way Over Yonder, GA
Does anyone know why hens sometimes squat down when you walk up the them and just sit there? Sometimes my Wyandotte will just sit still, and other times just ignore me when I walk by them. Just curious, it's kinda weird, her just sitting there looking at me.
 

azelgin

Songster
12 Years
Jan 18, 2008
1,277
54
193
S.E. AZ
She is showing submission to you. Same as she would to a rooster for breeding.
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Lmarie

Songster
11 Years
Jan 3, 2009
145
3
119
Way Over Yonder, GA
haha! I hope she's not saying that!! I was wondering why she just sat there. Letting me pet her...But it makes sense kinda...But I don't have a rooster. Does it have anything to do with them getting broody?
 

Oceanseve

Songster
11 Years
May 23, 2008
943
8
143
Guthrie, OK
ours did that last year too and never showed signs of going broody. From what I've read when they go broody they stop any mating signs. I'm beginning to think mine is starting to go broody and she recently stopped squatting for me. I sometimes just grab her back and push on her to make her happy, don't know if it helps her psychologically at all, but figured it probably doesn't hurt.
 

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