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Squatting girls - video clip

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by epeloquin, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. epeloquin

    epeloquin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have seen quite a few posts asking what it looks like when a chicken squats. Here are a couple of clips of my girls doing 'the squat'.



     
  2. mamahen2011

    mamahen2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine does that when I go to pet her or pick her up ... I just assumed it was a submissive thing. [​IMG]
     
  3. epeloquin

    epeloquin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It is, it's a mating/submissive behavior. When they do that they're treating you like you're their roo!
     
  4. bloom_ss

    bloom_ss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have six pullets that are 12 weeks old now and two of them do that when I pet them but the other four won't let me pet them unless I grab them when they aren't watching for me. lol
     
  5. epeloquin

    epeloquin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Actually, the Rhodie (Chico) was very skittish and would not let me pick her up. Now that she has started squatting she sits with me and lets me pick her up. Very cute.
     

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