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Squatting when I pet them. What does that mean?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Shellyb, Aug 21, 2009.

  1. Shellyb

    Shellyb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just had my first sex link girl give me my first eggs 4 days ago. She seemed to do this behavior the first day I found the egg. Well my other two red sex links are now doing it too! Didn't find more then one egg today so could this possibly mean they are about to lay? Is that a clue as to when they may start? Thanks
     
  2. Brindlebtch

    Brindlebtch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2009
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    Yup. Means you should be getting eggs in the next few days AND they think you are sexy. Your hens are hitting on you. [​IMG]
     
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  3. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    My first egg came about 6 days after the first squat.
     
  4. fordmommy

    fordmommy Dancing With My Chickens

    Jul 16, 2009
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    We call that the chicken dance here. She is summitting to you, her roo.

    This means more eggs. My BA did that for about two weeks before I got my first egg, yesterday. [​IMG]
     
  5. Shellyb

    Shellyb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How cute, lol. I didn't think of me as the roo but thats funny. The one that started laying was the one who was very skiddish of me of the 6 older girls. Now she doesn't run away when I pet her. I wasn't sure if it was because of the laying or just getting used to me. How cute. Hope they will all become that nice. I'm tired of going in the run and getting my legs pecked at. It can hurt, lol. Oh I'm just so excited to get more eggs. It's kind of like Pringles, can't have just one! I need more now a day. My hubby thinks I'm nuts, hehehe
     
  6. Rooster#3

    Rooster#3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine squat when i pet them too i got my first egg today!![​IMG]
     
  7. funkychickenowner

    funkychickenowner Out Of The Brooder

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    They just think YOU THA MAN! GIVE IT TO ME BABY!
     
  8. fordmommy

    fordmommy Dancing With My Chickens

    Jul 16, 2009
    Wisconsin
    Quote:My husband thinks I'm nuts too. Little does he know that he's the nuts one for staying married to me so long! [​IMG] It'll be ten years in October.
     
  9. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Squatting means they really, REALLY like you [​IMG]
     
  10. gottalovemychickens

    gottalovemychickens SaveAChickenRideACowboy

    Rooster#3 :

    Mine squat when i pet them too i got my first egg today!![​IMG]

    yeah when i go to pet them or put them up , they will squat and just let me pet them and yeah lol


    ya i must be a chicken lover LOL haha​
     
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2009

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