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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

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    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?

    Thanks!
     
  2. kbarrett

    kbarrett Songster

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    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

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    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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