The absence of a rooster

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by nancy_9788, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. nancy_9788

    nancy_9788 Hatching

    Jan 5, 2009
    We use to have 2 roosters (son and father) but recently had to find a new home for them. Now 4 of the hens seem to think I am the Big Kahuna and they squat often for me...they spread out their wings, squat, I put my hand on their back and give them a little shake, remove the hand, and then they shake and off they go. It is the funniest thing. Often they will come running up to me. Is this normal?
  2. EllyMae

    EllyMae Songster

    Just be glad one of your hens hasn't started acting like a rooster...UGH! One of mine did when I got rid of the boys...and let me tell you, a hen crowing is verrrrrry creepy.
  3. Mrs.Puff

    Mrs.Puff Songster

    Apr 16, 2008
    Southern Iowa
    Yep-- totally normal. they see you as the dominant "chicken" in their life.

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