I am the only one with SUMO chickens???? lol

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by TammyTootles, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. TammyTootles

    TammyTootles Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok I know this is a odd way to describe them but its what keeps popping in my head when I see them do it....
    If i walk up on them when they are free ranging......they sqwat down and puff up and stomp their feet...lol Its really a sight to see.
    Is that normal?
    they are Golden Comets about 28 weeks old and already laying regularly .

    They are my first set of chicken so im still really new at all this=]
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Your hens are 'squatting' as they would do for a rooster.
     
  3. TammyTootles

    TammyTootles Out Of The Brooder

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    Lol.....so what does that mean when they do it towards me...I'm their "mom" lol.....I'm so confused :/
    Do they see me as dominate?
     
  4. cheri87

    cheri87 New Egg

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    I call it the chicken dance. That's about the only time they'll let me pet them. But only 2 of my 4 will do it.
     
  5. CluckyCluck

    CluckyCluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep most of my girls do it. I love it too. It's like they're running in place. =)
     
  6. TammyTootles

    TammyTootles Out Of The Brooder

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    Haha...ok so I can stop making their little tap shoes / sumo diapers....lol I don't have super talented birds:) haha that's good to know that they are in fact normal...sweet thanks all :p
     

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