My Easter Egger really loves me

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by PurpleChicken, Nov 15, 2007.

  1. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Ever since the demise of Roo, our leghorn rooster. The hens have gotten
    very "affectionate" with me especially when I scratch their back. I posted
    previously about this but do not want to reference that post.

    Now my Easter egger has taken it to far. She not only does the hen squat
    but, let's just say, reveals her vent to me. When I'm done giving her a little
    back scratch, NOTHING MORE, she does the get up and shake thing.

    We have a ton of chicks turning out to be roos so the hens will be happy
    again by late winter, or at least not frustrated in a married couple sort of way.


    If I'm making no sense it is because I'm trying to convey this message
    in the most gentle sorta way.

    My hens wanna........ [​IMG]
     
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  2. gretchen

    gretchen Out Of The Brooder

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    yes, when I pet my roosterless hens and they give me the butt in the air I do feel kind of sorry for them but then they give me the shake that says
    "ahhh.... thank you, I needed that!"
     
  3. DrumStick

    DrumStick Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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  5. rosyposyosy

    rosyposyosy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't pet or scratch her back anymore, birds take that sexually. There's a reason she enjoyed those scratches. I learned this when I got my parrot 2 years ago. Hope this helps,

    -Rose
     
  6. 3peeps

    3peeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine do the same thing...and my parents just think that my birds are especially easy to handle. Like I've somehow raised the perfect chickens. [​IMG]
     
  7. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Quote:My Conure gets "frisky" when I pet her in certain ways. She will also
    let off a scent that must be a sexual thing.

    The birds seem to like to have their back scratched even though they may take
    it sexually. It's sorta cute and I don't have spurs so they don't get hurt. [​IMG]

    Is there a reason not to do it???

    Don
     
  8. rosyposyosy

    rosyposyosy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2007
    I guess not, I just don't. I feel it's kind of gross, me petting her, but her taking it a completely different way.
     
  9. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

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  10. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    When a roo is doo-ing the deed where is he? On her back kneeding her with his feet. Isn't that what you are doing when you are petting and stroking her?

    You should change your nic to "BigDaddyRoo". LOL
     

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