OK, I have a newby question. Yesterday I went out to feed the chickens, and they all came running to the end of thier run to greet me , as usual. For the first time one of my hens squatted down as to ask me to pick her up. I have seen this behavior before, but it was the first time it was directed at me. It gave me kind of a warm feeling, and I bent over and petted her and she was very receptive. I started thinking about it and was wondering if this is a sexual thing and a way that the hen is receptive to a rooster, and because I have no rooster, does she think I'm her guy? or what? OK don't laugh too hard. I would like one of you old hats to clear this up for me though. Thanks!