Posturing? Tensing up when getting picked up??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by smalltownchicks, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. smalltownchicks

    smalltownchicks Seven Silly Hens

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    Just within the last few days my girls are doing something different. Not all of them but I've seen it out of 4 of them (I have 7). Sometimes when I get close to them and go to pick them up (not usually easy by the way) they squat down and tense up, some sort of posturing or something. Is this some sort of reflex now developing?
     
  2. goldtopper

    goldtopper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's called the egg squat. Get ready for eggs soon!
     
  3. bobbieschicks

    bobbieschicks Chicken Tender

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    Quote:They are squatting and preparing for you to mount them LOL! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    That's what my Snow White does when my Foghorn gets on her back. She's been laying now for 5 out of 6 past days - just started laying on Thanksgiving morning [​IMG]
     
  4. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Not really an egg squat, but they respect you like they would a rooster, so they're "assuming the position" for you to mate with them if you like......hehehe

    It's great though....Suddenly, pullets I couldn't catch will sort of "freeze" and I can pick them right up! Amazing, huh?
     
  5. smalltownchicks

    smalltownchicks Seven Silly Hens

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    You know I've gained some weight recently but I didn't think I was starting to look like a man! [​IMG]
    It is nice, they are quite easy to catch this way...maybe I'll put some of my hubby's cologne on too!!!
     
  6. MontanaChickenLady

    MontanaChickenLady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now that our mean little rooster is gone the girls are squatting for me again......and that's just a good thing......they think I'm their roo again. Mama's happy [​IMG]
     
  7. Komaki

    Komaki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just a thought, But it is a submissive posture. Good girl there.[​IMG]
     

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