Can anyone explain to me about the squating thing with chickens. I've heard it mentioned a bit on here, but don't really understand it. I have six pullets about 6- 7 months. two have recently ( in the last two weeks ) started laying and we were thrilled. Well one of them did and does the squating and will then let me pet her, the other one never did. Well today when I went out to shoo them our of the bark around some flowers, one of the barred rock squated right down by me and let me pet her. She had never done that before. What can you tell me about it?