What do you call it when your chicken squats?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by epeloquin, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. epeloquin

    epeloquin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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"!!
     
  2. countrygoddess

    countrygoddess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Haha! This should be good, to hear what everyone calls it. I guess we've always just called our girls "submissive girl" when they do it. Mostly, my kids and I just imitate them to get each other to laugh. =)
     

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