Why do they still run away (not as much) if they think I’m the rooster?Agreed. You are their rooster and they are submitting to you.
I always give my squatting hens a little firm petting on their backs then let them go. They do the fluff and shake thing -- which is really cute -- and go about their business with their instincts validated.
Do they also huddle down on to the ground?Sometimes I try to pet my hens they run a bit and I follow them and once I touch one of my hens, they stop and just open their wings? What does that mean
No, not really.So they think I am the rooster?