Is this the "egg squat dance" pullet's do before they lay??? PICS

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by k2chickens, Oct 22, 2009.

  1. k2chickens

    k2chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    New Castle, Indiana
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    3 of my 5 pullets are doing this when i go to pet them. They squat down and hold their wings out and get real stiff until i take my hand away and then they go about their business.

    Here is the same pullet from above that i snapped a quick pic of that i thought was sorta funny. This is Bailey saying "hey!! why did you just pet me and make me squat down like that?? You KNOW im about to lay now" LULZ!!

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  2. bufforp89

    bufforp89 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2009
    Chenango Forks NY
    it sure is. thats what mine did.
     
  3. Brindlebtch

    Brindlebtch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2009
    Texas
    Yup. [​IMG]

    Ew. Who's the guy with the hairy shoulders? [​IMG]
     
  4. jacyjones

    jacyjones Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes - you can expect eggs soon!!
     
  5. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's the one!
     
  6. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    lol! they are preparing for you to mount them. that's how they let the roo know they are ok with it.
    which coincides with them starting to lay!
     
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2009
  7. k2chickens

    k2chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    New Castle, Indiana
    Quote:i think someone needs to re-take their anatomy class. That's merely just a hairy "wrist" you see! [​IMG]
     
  8. k2chickens

    k2chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    New Castle, Indiana
    Quote:bahahaha...you said "mount" lololololol. That sure is funny [​IMG]
     
  9. turtlynne

    turtlynne Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi! it makes sense that this behavior would have to do with egg laying. My understanding is that this is the "hi! Mr. Roo - I'm ready and willing..." sign! (chickens don't necessarily differentiate between a dominant 'roo' and a dominant 'hand'[​IMG]!)
     
  10. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    Quote:bahahaha...you said "mount" lololololol. That sure is funny [​IMG]

    lol how old are you???
     

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