Why do my girls do this?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by helenl, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. helenl

    helenl New Egg

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    Hello

    Am relativly new at this - my girls squat down when I come near them, they dont mind being picked up. But was wondering if this is normal....... Are they "expressing" an interest in perhaps a more interesting idea, rather than me picking them up.


    Also, I have 4 girls, which have had for about 3 months - what would happen if i bought another 4. Would they play nice or would I have to seperate them??[​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2011
  2. nanawendy

    nanawendy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are being submissive to you... natures was of them helping w/ the mating thing.. So.... if you don't have a roo... tag ,your it [​IMG] Scratch them a bit and still pick them up [​IMG] If they are not laying yet they will be soon [​IMG]
     
  3. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    I love being the rooster for my girls. It's just about the only way that I ever get to pet them.
     
  4. sunket77

    sunket77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so funny you give the a good pat on the back and they get up and shake! [​IMG]
     
  5. the Pollo Loco

    the Pollo Loco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you rooster you!!!! [​IMG]
     
  6. helenl

    helenl New Egg

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    Hmmm not sure I make a good rooster ..... but hey ill give it a go LOL [​IMG]
     
  7. buildingmyark

    buildingmyark Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Isn't that the truth! I have one group of four girls living in a coop all by themselves for that very reason. All of my other hens (with a roo) don't want me to come anywhere near them.
     
  8. Orange Ribbon

    Orange Ribbon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have some Australorp hens that don't mind hanging around close to people, but run off when you try to touch them. I went out in the pen today and I was surprised when one came up to me and squatted down. I petted it on the back and it just sat there. I have some Barred Rock roosters in the pen too, but I guess they aren't quite old enough to be the dominate lover boy yet. I didn't try to be amorous with the hen though. Just gave it a peck. [​IMG]
     
  9. N&MSchroeder

    N&MSchroeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. SteveBaz

    SteveBaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    where does one get decoys eggs

    BAZ...
     

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