Is this normal?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by six_eclectic_chickens, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. six_eclectic_chickens

    six_eclectic_chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of our chickens squats when approached and sits for awhile to be pet. Sometimes she will run over and squat when we are standing still. Is this normal behaviour?
     
  2. Nikki82

    Nikki82 Out Of The Brooder

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    It can be normal. She thinks you're the dominant roo.
     
  3. JenniferNgo

    JenniferNgo Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a Japanese Bantam who does the same thing! She is such a sweet bird [​IMG]
    Yes, submissive behavior is normal. That is the way they would act around a rooster. Especially if there is no roo in your flock, you take the place of the lead flock member!
     
  4. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    She's not sitting to be petted exactly, but that's close enough. She loves you long time. Perfectly normal for either a layer or one that is about to start laying.
     
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes, it's perfectly normal. She is submitting to the rooster (you) for mating.
     
  6. schumanw

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    Sounds adorable. My chickens are not that fond of me. My rooster attacks me on a regular basis. The hens pay me no never mind.
     
  7. Darklingstorm

    Darklingstorm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just be careful when you walk. Mine won't move out of the way when they do the squat. One hen in particular I have to physically pickup and move her to walk or do chores.
     
  8. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Has she laid an egg yet? If not, she is close [​IMG]
     
  9. six_eclectic_chickens

    six_eclectic_chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:she has been laying for about a month now.
     

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