What do you call it when your chicken squats?


8 Years
Mar 11, 2011
Western Massachusetts
This thread was inspired by another thread that was discussing the subject of hens squatting. After seeing several different names given to the behavior I had to find out what everyone else calls it. For those who may not know what I am talking about, when pullets (immature females) get close to their egg laying maturity most will begin to display a submissive/mating behavior. When you approach them and/or reach down toward them they will jut their wings out slightly, drop low to the ground and tip their behind up and some will stomp their feet too.

I am wondering what you all call this behavior. We call it "SQUATTY GIRL"!!

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