I just learned about squatting LOL

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ChickensREasy, Dec 23, 2014.

  1. ChickensREasy

    ChickensREasy In the Brooder

    Dec 2, 2014
    Northern California
    So my hens have been laying for a while now but I never connected the squatting to sexual maturity. It happened every time I approached to send them back to the coop for the night so I thought it was some sort of defense mechanism. Wow ha ha that is so funny that they think I am their roo, I don't know if I should tell my hubby, it may totally weird him out. I am not even sure what to think of all of you who pleasure scratch your hens, I might try just petting ;-)
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    No scratching here [​IMG]

    Squatting is a desire to breed. Not necessarily any connection to if eggs are imminent.

    If roosters are with the flock, in my experience, hens don't squat for their owners.

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