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the chicken squat?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mistylady, Sep 26, 2008.

  1. mistylady

    mistylady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 1, 2008
    Ohio near Coshocton
    Do roosters do the chicken squat also? I mean is it a "you're the boss" kind of thing or just something hens do? Thanks!
  2. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 27, 2008
    Russia, NY
    1 of my 3 roosters does a squat when he's roosting and I try to pet him. I think it's more to avoid my touch then actually squating, I hope.
  3. Michigan Chickman

    Michigan Chickman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2008
    SW Michigan
    The squat that I've seen is a hen only thing. They seem to do it when I reach down to pick them up, so maybe it's an instinct that kicks in when a rooster (or me) is perceived as over powering them.

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