Mating with my chickens.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by AnaD, May 8, 2011.

  1. AnaD

    AnaD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I'm new to chickens and recently one of my chickens has been squatting in front of me. I know this is a sign that she will soon lay eggs and that she thinks I'm rooster quality (I guess I should be flattered?). Anyway, my question is...What do you do when they keep squatting right infront of you? The first time she did it I didn't even think before I reached down and ruffled her back feathers and tugged her tail a bit and told her to go lay an egg. [​IMG] She liked it so I always do it. Am I weird to be "mating" with my chickens? She never lets me touch her otherwise so I'm taking advantage of her a bit...LOL
    I'm a gentle lover compared to a rooster [​IMG]
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Only on this forum could such a question be asked and understood.[​IMG][​IMG]:lau
     
  3. MareeZoCool

    MareeZoCool Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] cute! Tug that tail ! My hens won't submit to anyone except their roo. I'm just the HO lady, digging up worms & weeds every day.[​IMG]
     
  4. Lucysmom002

    Lucysmom002 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HAHA funny. I just ignore that behavior when they do it and pet them. They stop right away and go about their business.[​IMG]
     
  5. AnaD

    AnaD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have no roo. I feel like she might feel rejected if I didn't do something. Or maybe I'm just anthropomorphising...
    I new it. I'm the only one! [​IMG]
     
  6. silkieroo

    silkieroo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do that all the time! [​IMG]
    i have one hen that will only squat for me... and i have a roo! [​IMG]
     
  7. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, your not the only one. My hens always squat when I attempt to pet them, and we have

    many roos. [​IMG]
     
  8. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    Lol, I do the same thing. They don't have a rooster anymore and I don't want my poor girls to feel rejected so....Got to do what you have to to keep the girls happy.
     
  9. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    i have a hard time making it into some of my pens because i'll have 3-5 hens squatting in front of me. i just reach down, rubby dub their backs, they ruffle their feathers, and off they go.

    Sometimes i just walk past a pen and bunch of them squat. i suppose i should feel honored, but i just tell them i really do not feel like mating right now - thank you very much.
     
  10. uncle rico

    uncle rico Chillin' With My Peeps

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