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Squatting

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chickletmomma, Jun 11, 2017.

  1. Chickletmomma

    Chickletmomma Out Of The Brooder

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    IMG_0309.JPG IMG_0312.JPG My austrolorp is maybe 8 weeksish and she has started squatting or sitting down every time my bantam roo is around her sometimes when he's not. I am just wondering why she is doing it and has just started today. I will attach a photo of her thanks
     
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  2. The Angry Hen

    The Angry Hen Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello,

    When she does that, she is alarmed and thinks the rooster will mate her.
    As time goes on, when you pet her, she will do it as well.

    She is perfectly fine, it happens to all of us.
    The only sad part is there is no way to stop the cause.

    I hope this helps, your hen is fine!
    -The Angry Hen
     

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