My hen is in love with me!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by grandmasparkle, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. grandmasparkle

    grandmasparkle New Egg

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    OK. I know this may sound strange but my Rhode Island Red is in love with me. She used to be very docile and shy until she started laying a few weeks ago. Ever since, she chases me around the backyard and when she gets close to me she "assumes" the "mount me" position. It took me a while to figure out what she was doing. Now when she gets into the position I gently grab her from behind, rock her back and forth (like a rooster would) for a few seconds. She then fluffs all her feathers, clucks and goes about with her day. Its quite amusing to me and I was wondering if any other (male) hen owners have a similar experience? Does she think I am a rooster???
     
  2. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Well...lol...it's not because you're male, because many of us females have adoring hens too. Not saying your girl doesn't love you, but I think for most hens, it's more a submissive thing than love, because I have one girl who'll squat for me (especially when I say her name), the little rooster we have, or a dominant hen, pretty much anyone she's sees as authority.
    Of course I've also had hens that would squat for me, bug NOT the rooster...lol. [​IMG]
     
  3. instar8

    instar8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got a whole buncha girls in love with me right now...it's weird cuz i've had chickens for several years, but this bunch is the first time i've not had a rooster, I'm female, but they all seem to think i can do somethin for em....it's ok, i love petting them, just rough em up a bit and they think they've been "had"...
     
  4. humpbacks1962

    humpbacks1962 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is so funny how they can be so flighty until they start to lay. Then all of a sudden they turn into kitties...
    I have two that I call by their names and they come running to me like puppies, and do he squat thing.. [​IMG]
     
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  5. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Overrun With Chickens

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    Aw, chickens are thoughtful, if your sad they'll come up to you and peck peck around you. But goodness roosters. They need to think before the leap. One day i was opening the coop and one of my Black Giants saw my purple pants and tried mating with my leg! [​IMG]
     
  6. Alethea

    Alethea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Greta has been friendly since she was a chick. Now it's more than squatting. She'll stand in front of me until I give her attention. If I don't, she pecks me on the leg until I pick her up, hug her, and say, " I love this chicken." I then put her down and she's fine.
     
  7. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Overrun With Chickens

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    Goodness your chicken loves you! [​IMG]
     
  8. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    Oh gosh, you should read some of the extreme stories on this blog of both hens and roosters fixating on humans as "love objects"! The funniest was a rooster who was in love with his female owner's tennis shoes. (She had to throw out the shoes.)

    Half my hens squat for me and expect me to do a quickie - back scratch, followed by a rump fluff. One of my roosters offers me the first few bites of whatever treat I've brought him, and that, for a rooster, is true love!
     
  9. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Overrun With Chickens

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    Awww my roo talks to me. When he wants to talk (I know this sounds crazy) he chest bumps the cage. I say " What Fluffy" and he goes "Gu gu guuuuuuu" [​IMG] they grow up so fast.
     
  10. RedIII

    RedIII Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Poor guy must have had a rough night. He was just looking for a friendly leg-- err, face [​IMG]
     

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