Stomping Hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by HomesteaderMel, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. HomesteaderMel

    HomesteaderMel Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my RIR hens has been acting funny lately... whenever someone goes to pick her up, she squats and stomps her feet very quickly. Is this a "warning" she is sending us, or are there other reasons?? She has always been very easy to handle and doesn't fight you when you're holding her... any suggestions??!
     
  2. CherryChick

    CherryChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old is she?
    When I think chicken squatting....I think Eggs are coming soon!!! [​IMG]
     
  3. CandiceN

    CandiceN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine all did that right before they started laying eggs. They still squat now, but they don't stomp any more for some reason.
     
  4. HomesteaderMel

    HomesteaderMel Out Of The Brooder

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    Yay!!!! I would be thrilled if she started laying eggs soon!!! She is 21 1/2 weeks old, and I've been praying for eggs [​IMG]
    She will be the first of 4 sisters to start laying, so I hope you're right.
    Thanks!
     
  5. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    sounds like egglaying is on its way! [​IMG]
     
  6. LT

    LT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like to call that the "egg tapdance!" Keep an eye on her in the coming days. Eggs are definitely in your future.
     
  7. Noymira

    Noymira Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree, a couple of mine did that for me. It's funny to watch! Eggs soon!
     
  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    She's lookin' for lovin' and you are the object of her affection.
     
  9. flowergirl60

    flowergirl60 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There will be eggs soon.[​IMG]
     
  10. southerndesert

    southerndesert B & M Chicken Ranch

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    Yup cheering with the crowd here and eggs very soon.....[​IMG]
     

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