Weird Behavior

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BrianT, Aug 30, 2010.

  1. BrianT

    BrianT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What does it mean when you go to pick up a hen and she squats down, slightly extends her wings from her body, and stomps her "feet"?
     
  2. zoo2u

    zoo2u Out Of The Brooder

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    That sounds like their typical submissive behavior they exhibit with the rooster but hens do that around their people too. All of our very friendly hens do that, they squat down if we go to pet them or pick them up.
     
  3. LyonFuzz

    LyonFuzz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine do the same thing. It's like they are just submitting to us picking them up:)
     
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Plus, if they're just starting to do that, it also means they're close to laying... if they haven't already.

    It's what they do for their roosters. Submit. I consider it an honor.
     
  5. GermanChick

    GermanChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just a sign that they are maturing. Getting ready for the rooster to hop on [​IMG]
    There will be eggs coming soon.
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    They are lookin' for lovin'. Egg laying will start shortly.
     
  7. lacasitarojafarm

    lacasitarojafarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are submitting to you. They see you as the rooster.
     

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