some hens submissive

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jonas, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. jonas

    jonas New Egg

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    I posted this in the wrong spot earlier. my question is this. I have 5- 4 month old hens. My leghorn laid an egg a week ago and none since then. My RI Red started 4 days ago with an egg a day, sad to say I found her dead probably from a visiting dog, anyway the two that laid would no longer run from me but just drop into a squat and let me pick them up. The other 3 no layers still run from me. any idea why. thanks
     
  2. AmyBella

    AmyBella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The squat means that they are ready to mate... and they are looking to you as the leader of the flock! [​IMG] The other birds will probably start doing the squat too as they get closer to laying.
     
  3. AmyBella

    AmyBella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry about your RIR!
     

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