Hens squatting

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Lmarie, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. Lmarie

    Lmarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  2. azelgin

    azelgin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is showing submission to you. Same as she would to a rooster for breeding.[​IMG]
     
  3. Oceanseve

    Oceanseve Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's saying "mount me mount me!"
     
  4. Debi214

    Debi214 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of mine will do that also - I love it! I say " Sky sit" (that is her name) and she will and let you pet her...........
     
  5. Lmarie

    Lmarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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?
     
  6. missourichickenmama

    missourichickenmama SURPRISE!

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    ours does that to... and we have a rooster....Once Dad nearly stepped on one when it did that.
     
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  7. chels23

    chels23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, I'm always tripping over mine.
     
  8. Oceanseve

    Oceanseve Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  9. rebecca10782

    rebecca10782 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. rebecca10782

    rebecca10782 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    all of ours do this and not one is broody.
     

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