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Squatting

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by shawnellabella, Mar 16, 2015.

  1. shawnellabella

    shawnellabella Chirping

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    One of my silkie hens is squatting and kicking the ground, is she having trouble trying to lay? She's two in March and laid an egg yesterday
     
  2. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    is she flapping her wings some and acting like she wants to throw a fit? she may be just trying to take a dirt bath.
     
  3. Torch404

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    Is she doing it when you walk close? Often that a dominate thing. It's squatting to show you're dominate.
     
  4. shawnellabella

    shawnellabella Chirping

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    No, she's very comfortable with me and we are more equals than anything and she wasn't trying to take a dirt bath there was no wing flapping
    Just squatting and kicking the ground like a tap dancer
     
  5. milola

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    are you sure it isn't a rooster? They do a little dance when they want to mount a hen. Just a thought since you said the chicken was two years old. Or did you mean months?
     
  6. milola

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    Never mind I reread and saw saw has already laid an egg.
     

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