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Newly laying pullets think I am their rooster!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by tabsmonsters, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. tabsmonsters

    tabsmonsters Songster

    Apr 27, 2007
    Laclede County, MO
    My pullets just started laying last week. Today as I was hand feeding them scraps, I went to pet one down her back and she squatted! Kinda grossed me out and tickled me to death at the same time! I was unsure if the 5 chicks I kept back were boys or girls so I used the squat test, lol! They all squatted for me, so yay they are all girls. Has anyone else observed this behavior?

  2. kbarrett

    kbarrett Songster

    Nov 12, 2007
    My girls do that all the time, my 5yo son loves it as that's his opportunity to snatch them up & hold them.
  3. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    When I try and grab my two they squat aswell lol.
  4. tattooedchickenlady

    tattooedchickenlady Songster

    Jul 23, 2008
    Dinky Springs, la
    My willing squatters are all easy game for my 3 yo son, he snatches them up to carry them around. I can't wait for my black sex links to squat!

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