Is there a name...?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Birdragon, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. Birdragon

    Birdragon Out Of The Brooder

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    Is there a name for when you come up to a chicken and they squat down and stick their shoulders out to let you pick them up? Why do they do that?
     
  2. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

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    It is called "squat", just like it looks. It means they are sexually mature and you should have eggs within a week or so. They think you are their rooster
     
  3. Summerlove

    Summerlove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations!! Eggs coming soon!! :)
     
  4. Birdragon

    Birdragon Out Of The Brooder

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    Yeah! They started a couple weeks ago! Thanks for the help!
     

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