squat and broody

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by tuesdays chicks, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2010
    stuart florida
    I'm just wondering if hens who do the squat are more likely to be the broody type, my brahma who has yet to lay did the squat for me today but she was really looking to mate tail in the air and everything, my andalusian and campine don't squat at all and from what I read about them they are less likely to go broody. anyone think its related?
  2. roosters4sale

    roosters4sale Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 12, 2010
    Hi. I think when she presents herself, that she really has the desire to be a mom.
  3. math ace

    math ace Overrun With Chickens

    Dec 17, 2009
    Jacksonville, FL
    Don't think it is related. I have 10 laying hens and the one who went broody NEVER squated. I have others who squat all the time and never go broody.

    My squaters tend to be lower on the pecking order. Maybe that is why they are more submissive . . . [​IMG]

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