My chickens squat & there wing bones go up??Scared?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Michie, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. Michie

    Michie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens are very friendly but all of a sudden when I walk up to them instead of running, they kind of coward(sp?) like a dog would when scared?? They drop down, and their wings look strange, the feathers go down and the bone goes up??? Is this normal? Does it mean anything? They have never been abused, and this behavior sure makes it easier to pick them up, but I wonder if something is wrong?? Has anyone ever seen or heard of this? Thank You!
     
  2. akcharlie1960

    akcharlie1960 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Get ready for some eggs. Congratulations!!! Type "squatting" in the search box. [​IMG]
     
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  3. Wendy'sChicksRock

    Wendy'sChicksRock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is how they say you are the boss .... eggs are just around the corner..congrats
     
  4. Sandy16

    Sandy16 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats! They think you are the "rooster"! You will be getting eggs within the next few weeks. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. happyhens44

    happyhens44 BroodyAddict

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    Meaning they think your the rooster, and there sexually mature, Expect eggs soon!
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Your hens are lusting. Once their interest in a little lovin' appears they are about to start laying.[​IMG]
     
  7. azhenhouse

    azhenhouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Funny, my hens have done that for quite some time now, and I didn't know what it meant. When we added a rooster two weeks ago, I finally got it.
     
  8. ARose4Heaven

    ARose4Heaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your hen thinks you're a rooster, and she's saying, "Come and get it". Get her a rooster, or watch where you step. I can't count the number of times I've tripped over a squatting hen.
     
  9. 3chimama

    3chimama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very normal....all my girls do it ;D
     
  10. Wendy'sChicksRock

    Wendy'sChicksRock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We learn as we go... I'm still seeing new things everyday !
     

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