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My fat bottom girls...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by OccamsTazer, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. OccamsTazer

    OccamsTazer Songster

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    Is there a word to describe the "drop down" of a chicken's bottom that occurs at the onset of egglaying? I'm a geek for terminology and this one is bugging me. I've actually caught myself saying, "No, I don't think she's started laying yet, she doesn't have the fatbottom". Know what I mean? Chooks that haven't started laying, even if they're full size, have a slender rear view, with feathers that lie down. Girls that are laying eggs, have..well...fatbottoms! A round, saggy thing, with feathers that are poofy.
    Someone tell me I'm not a nut, please.
     

  2. goldeneggtees

    goldeneggtees Fluffy Butt Nut

    Mar 11, 2009
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    not sure, we just call them fuzzy butts![​IMG]
     
  3. Harrietsmum

    Harrietsmum Songster

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    Fluffybumitis? Post pullet push syndrome?[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. Country Heart

    Country Heart City Girl With A

    I use the term "fluffybutt" [​IMG]
     
  5. OccamsTazer

    OccamsTazer Songster

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    Maybe the only word for it is puberty? Birdberty?

    I love catching the SO humming that "fat bottom girls" song while he's feeding them. He'll deny to the death that he does this.
     

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