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Squat squat squat!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by blueberrychickens, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. blueberrychickens

    blueberrychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2010
    Hudson, MA
    I had my 1st squatter on Monday, another joined in the squat yesterday, today there are 3 doing the squat! I hope its contaigious & all 8 start doing the squat together! Can't wait for those eggs to come rollin' in!!!
    Come on everybody....SQUAT!! [​IMG]
  2. lowcountrypoultry

    lowcountrypoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Congrats! [​IMG]
  3. OregonChickenGal

    OregonChickenGal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2010
    Central Oregon
  4. pontoosuc

    pontoosuc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2010
    Richmond, MA
    YEAH!!!!! .......patience......patience.......Soon, but not instant!!......patience........[​IMG]
  5. pennie1

    pennie1 Redneck Silkie

    Aug 17, 2009
    Ya do a left squat here,
    Ya do a right squat here,
    Ya do a left squat here and ya shake it all about!!!!!
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  6. BWKatz

    BWKatz Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2010
    When u say they squat, do they sguat & get right up or is it more like they're chilling out?
  7. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    "The Squat" is the submissive, ready for mounting type squat, with head down, wings slightly away from the body, sometimes even with a little foot stamping. After I give mine a couple of skritches and a pat, they get up and shake their feathers before they walk away.

    It's NOT a "chilling out" type squat - it's just as you reach to touch 'em, they react by squatting. Very obvious submissive behavior.
  8. HeritageHens

    HeritageHens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 9, 2010
    Quote:My Dark Brahma girl, Fiona (just changed her name from Stevie cause that just didn't fit!), has been doing this since she was about 7 weeks old - and she's only 10 weeks old now! I'm thinking she's hangin' out with the wrong crowd. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2010

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