My non-squatting pullet has started squatting since her coop-mate died

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Nonny, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. Nonny

    Nonny Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2011
    Brisbane, Australia
    We had three chooks, and though all were laying only Florin had ever done the egg-squat. She was also the most dominant of the three... would regularly mount the others and grab at their neck to put them in their place. Since Florin passed away the remaining two haven't decided who is boss yet, and from what I've seen they haven't really tried. They seem to cohabit as equals.

    The strange thing is that Penny (our smallest) has recently started squatting for me when I approach her. It's like having a dominant pullet the group was stopping her from squatting or something. Can anyone else hazard a guess as to why after all this time my littlest girl might have started squatting? They're going on a year old now.

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