My hens are sending me wierd signals

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by PurpleChicken, Oct 1, 2007.

  1. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    My hens have been wierd lately. When I reach down to grab them they
    squat down, fluff up a bit, and lift their tale. They seem to do it more
    when I grab their feathers on the back of their necks. They stay still
    as I scratch their backs and when I'm done they get up, fluff up,
    and light a cigarette. What does it mean???
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    That is their standard submissive behavior in response to a rooster who wants to mate with them. They think you are the rooster... it's their mating stance.
     
  3. 7chickininas

    7chickininas Out Of The Brooder

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    they are getting to lay eggs! My girls are doing this all the time now. 2 out of 7 have started laying.
     
  4. nccatnip

    nccatnip Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You must be terribly sexy....................at least to a chicken
     
  5. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Quote:Just my luck, wrong species... I'm telling my wife. [​IMG]
     
  6. TxChiknRanchers

    TxChiknRanchers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Had me right up to...........................



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  7. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I sense some sarcasm. [​IMG]
     
  8. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

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    Why are all the guys on this site sooooooo silly???!!! [​IMG]
     
  9. cheeptrick

    cheeptrick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I HAD a CHICKEN sex education lesson with my dentist today after getting my teeth cleaned/check up! SO serious was he...he's thinking about getting some chickens. I laughed the whole way home! [​IMG]
     
  10. PurpleChicken

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    My goal: Make all my friends here laugh within the context of chickens
    while not being obsene yet still being truthful.

    They hens really are doing that. They are losing that skiddish behavior and
    replacing it with "Hi Big Daddy" Bok.

    Oh man my dog just farted. Not kidding.
     

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