Is the Squatting a Greeting?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lovmyrodies, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. lovmyrodies

    lovmyrodies New Egg

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    I have 2 pullets that squat down right at my feet as soon as I enter the pen. I pet them when they do this. Is this some kind of friendly greeting or something else?
     
  2. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    Umm....they're asking you to mate with them. [​IMG] Seriously though...that's how they tell the rooster they're willing to accept him.
     
  3. ArizonaNessa

    ArizonaNessa Joyfully Addicted

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    They are being submissive. This is what they do to submit to the rooster. They will do this when they get close to laying. Just reach down and ruffle their back feathers a second and when you stop they will fluff up and walk off. It is completely normal. I just tell children that they just want to be petted. [​IMG]

    oops kelly typed faster than me
     
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  4. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    I had one pullet used to run up, peck on my boot, then squat. I think she was annoyed that I wasn't doing my duty by her! {laughing}

    .....Alan.
     
  5. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    i have one pen with very submissive ladies. They follow my shoes, very closely, and squat in front of them. i have near about killed myself tripping over them trying to get from one end of the pen to the other. It is pretty cute, though. [​IMG]
     
  6. redstars

    redstars Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. Bridget399

    Bridget399 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I tell mine that I'm just not their type... but they still do it anyway! [​IMG]
     

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