The Chicken Dance

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bamalynn, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. bamalynn

    bamalynn New Egg

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    What does this mean? Is this done by just the hen or just the rooster? Crouches down low, wings open, stomps feet real fast for just a few seconds. No sound, no aggression. Strangest thing I've ever seen!
     
  2. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's called squatting. It is an act of submission to a rooster. If you have no rooster they may do it for you.
     
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  3. devora

    devora Chillin' With My Peeps

    Almost all my girls squat for me. I utilize this nifty feature to get to know them better as they are easy to pick up during a squat.
     
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