Was this a "squat?"


9 Years
Apr 28, 2010
Merritt Island
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?
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....
Does a mockingbird count? LOL? We don't have any dogs- and the kitties are safely inside
really? My hens dont squat when the rooster comes, although he is pretty rough so maybe he just doesnt give them time?
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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