what the heck are they doing???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Fowl97, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. Fowl97

    Fowl97 Songster

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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?
     

  2. SallyF

    SallyF Songster 9 Years

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    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?
     
  3. Fowl97

    Fowl97 Songster

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    no i cant in my town
     
  4. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

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    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.
     

  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member 9 Years

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    Quote:Yup. Give them some pets and they will fluff off and wander off happy. [​IMG]

    You are also on your way to eggs.
     
  6. Fowl97

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    all four are already laying
     
  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Your the rooster and they are submitting to you. It's a good thing, honest. [​IMG]
     

  8. Dr HaHa

    Dr HaHa Grinning Chicken Lips

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    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.[​IMG]
     

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