Squatting

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

  1. shawnellabella

    shawnellabella Chillin' With My Peeps

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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

    Torch404 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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

    milola Chillin' With My Peeps

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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

    milola Chillin' With My Peeps

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

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