Was this a "squat?"

melloladies

Songster
9 Years
Apr 28, 2010
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I have a 21 week old EE/cochin X and I saw her out in the yard squatting like she was trying to squeeze somethin' out! If I didn't know any better, I would have thought she was trying to poo... but I had JUST seen her poop w/no issues, so I don't think that was the problem. Her tail was pulsing though, so something was going on...
So my question is, does squatting have to involve a person or roo walking up to a pullet? Or will they do it for no reason?
 

6-acre-zoo

In the Brooder
9 Years
Jul 1, 2010
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Was there anything close by, like a cat? Some of my chickens squat when the dog gets too close, but mostly when I walk near them....
 

melloladies

Songster
9 Years
Apr 28, 2010
422
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Merritt Island
Does a mockingbird count? LOL? We don't have any dogs- and the kitties are safely inside
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ChickieBooBoo

Cold Canadian Chick
10 Years
Dec 2, 2009
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really? My hens dont squat when the rooster comes, although he is pretty rough so maybe he just doesnt give them time?
 

melloladies

Songster
9 Years
Apr 28, 2010
422
1
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Merritt Island
Thanks! I've heard that they do it when you walk up to them- but nobody (or thing) was anywhere near her?!?!? I wasn't sure if it still counted.
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