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Squatting Rooster

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by moshgrace, Oct 27, 2014.

  1. moshgrace

    moshgrace Hatching

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    I have 2 Golden Laced Polish Roosters, both born around mid June...as well as 9 hens all born the same time (3 different breeds) We seem to have a good relationship. We hand feed at least 5 days of the week, they like to sit on my legs when I sit on the ground with them. When I stand or squat, and sometimes when I sit, they crouch down and walk sidewalks and keep their eyes on me. Is this a sign of affection or aggression? I am trying to figure this all out, this is my first batch of chicks ever :0) When they get all squatty like that, they let me pet them. They also do this same maneuver when I walk away.
    THANK YOU!!
     

  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    I would call that courting behavior.

    Also, be careful as sometimes their behaviors can turn agressive around this time too.
     

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