Hmm. That makes me wonder. But the only time my chickens ever popped out some clear liquid was when one was laying a shell-less egg that broke a little inside her (I got real worried but she was okay). Yeah, I'd think so. All my older, egg-laying pullets do the crouching thing. I call them the egg squats and I call the chickens "my horny girls" haha! Because they do it a lot. My one roo (that I don't know what do do with sigh) only crouches down and stomps his feet (minus the wing stretching and neck extending) when I come near because I'm the "dominant roo" so I think that it's just his submissive behavior. He doesn't act like he wants a little "fun" though haha. I got really lucky with one of my hatchery roos. He's real nice *crosses fingers*... they're younger than yours I think. He's a really nice lookin' guy too. The other one has a big.. v-shaped/mixed with a walnut... weird lookin' comb and he's got REALLY pale skin and his comb is really red and so is his waddles. No beard either. So he doesn't look much like a silkie. But yeah, my roos are really obvious, my one hatchery girl is actually real similar to that one there. She's 18 weeks I think? And her comb finally started getting a bit bigger up- it was completely flat before. So I figure pullet, despite those tail feathers! Yeah, I'm loving my silkies too! So much! I want to get more.. have a silkie-only flock!