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Weird question?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by HannahH1990, Dec 5, 2013.

  1. HannahH1990

    HannahH1990 New Egg

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    I have a beautiful brown leghorn named cinnamon who is (I think) 17 weeks and has just started laying. I have always been very hands on with my chickens so they enjoy a pat and a scratch under the chin however lately she has been squatting and putting her bum in the air! Almost if she's presenting for sex!?! Is this even possible? I just give her a scratch above the tail and she shakes herself off!
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    It's the 'squat', and yes it is an invitation to the rooster to mate her. You are the object of her affections.
     
  3. HannahH1990

    HannahH1990 New Egg

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    She loves me!! Thanks!
     
  4. kaybats

    kaybats Chillin' With My Peeps

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    perfectly normal. a few, not all, of my girls have done the 'squat' for me if i pet them whenever they were at the onset of lay. some still do it. it's a good thing[​IMG]
     

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