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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

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    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

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    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

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    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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