Submission in hens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by labargeioson, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. labargeioson

    labargeioson Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, so here is an interesting question.

    Recently, my two full grown hens started a really strange behavior. When I approach them, the crouch down really low, spread their wings slightly, and stomp their feet on the ground....almost like a small seisure. Is this just a submissive bahavior?
     
  2. 4 luv of eggs

    4 luv of eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, that's submissive behavior. You described it perfectly. If they aren't laying yet they will be soon.
     
  3. loverOFchickens

    loverOFchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say YES it it just submissive.
     
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  4. labargeioson

    labargeioson Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, they are both laying as of two weeks ago. [​IMG]
     
  5. OregonChickenGal

    OregonChickenGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, mine do it all the time, when I go to pick them up.
     
  6. MistyValley

    MistyValley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Congrats! You are their roo!
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    The "squatting" behavior is typical of hens looking for some loving.[​IMG]
     
  8. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now be a good roo and pick them up and scratch neck and pet their back
     
  9. labargeioson

    labargeioson Out Of The Brooder

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    I make sure that I always give them pets and scratches when they submit. For my sexlink, that's the only way she let's me touch her, although she has gotten much more friendly since the "massacre". Now, if my serema bantie would cooperate, life would be grand. She hates people and certainly won't anyone get near her.
     
  10. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Quote:They want a rooster, ahem.
     

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