what the heck are they doing???

Fowl97

Songster
10 Years
Aug 17, 2009
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all four of my pullets bend down and squat when i come near them. then when i pet them their rear end goes up in to the sky. what are they doing?
 

SallyF

Songster
11 Years
Jul 5, 2009
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13
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Middle Tennessee
Congratulations. You are now the rooster and they are displaying a submissive posture which usually indicates to the rooster that they are ready for mating. No further effort required on your part.... Do you have a rooster?
 

jeremy

CA Royal Blues
13 Years
Mar 23, 2008
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171
396
Oakland, CA
They're reacting as they would as if you were a rooster...

you know, as if you were "approaching" them. Hahah. My hens do the same thing. It's normal.
 

Happy Chooks

Free Ranging
Premium Feather Member
11 Years
Jul 9, 2009
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3,602
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Yup. Give them some pets and they will fluff off and wander off happy.
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You are also on your way to eggs.
 

Dr HaHa

Grinning Chicken Lips
10 Years
Feb 11, 2009
2,083
2
170
Nekoosa Wi.
More of my 10 Comets are now doing the dance of submission and I have to pet them and tell them how pretty they are and that their very good girls. Been getting 5-6 eggs a day but today there were 8 including a jumbo. 71 since Labor day! So they get all the high praises and attention I have time to give them. We do like our picnic table time together.
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