what are they doing?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by hchorselover, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. hchorselover

    hchorselover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I am trying to catch my chickens they will squat on the ground and shuffle their feet when i put my hands over their head... does anyone know why they do this? My dad said thats what they do when they mate but i have no idea why they would do that when i am just trying to catch them. [​IMG]
     
  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    They think you're the rooster. Mine do that sometimes, too. [​IMG]
     
  3. hchorselover

    hchorselover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh lol. well it does make them a lot easier to catch! [​IMG]
     
  4. chickendude

    chickendude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your dad is correct. They squat to mate. They believe you are the rooster. Just scratch their backs near their tail for a few seconds and they will fluff their feathers and walk away happy little girls. [​IMG]
     

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