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the squat

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ilovechickensrock, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. ilovechickensrock

    ilovechickensrock Out Of The Brooder

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    can you show me some pictures of "the squat" i am not sure what it looks like
    thanks [​IMG]
     
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=242135

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    pullet squats down low to make it easier for the rooster to mount them. They hold their wings out the side of the bodies. They are stiff with anticipation and some even stomp their feet in quick, rapid stomps. You really cannot miss it when it happens sometime around 16-22 weeks.
     
  3. ilovechickensrock

    ilovechickensrock Out Of The Brooder

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    yaay that means one of my BR is gonna lay soon mabye not but who knows i still cant believe one of my BR is actully squatting yaay [​IMG] im sooo happy [​IMG] thanks for your help i didnt know that they stomp their feet that is the main reason i asked this question cause i wasnt sure if they stomped their feet when the squatted [​IMG]
     
  4. roxyblue

    roxyblue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so thats why they do that funny thing!
    It is so funny when ever I chase the chickens around they both squat and then i can pick them up, it looks like they think of me as there rooster! oh boy!
     
  5. southerndesert

    southerndesert B & M Chicken Ranch

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    Eggs soon...... [​IMG]
     

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