We have 18 girls that have been very happy and healthy since thet were chicks. At 23 weeks of age most of them are laying very well. One thing I have noticed with their behaviour is that most of them when I reach down to pick them up or pet them or want to move them out of the way to get from one place to the other they will sort of squat down and half spread out their wings as if in a defensive posture. Is this Normal? If I need to post a picture of this I can. Ranch Members: 1 AQHA, 1 LaMancha Goat, 2 mixed Labs, 1 Junk Yard Dog (the baby of the family), 1 Black Mexican King Snake, 3 Red Stars, 3 EEs, 3NHRs, 3 Columbian Wyandottes, 3 Speckled Sussex, 3 Buff Orps.