Why is this?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chick1043, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most of my girls like being held, some don't. I have noticed when they lay their first egg they become A TON easier to catch. Why is that? lol
     
  2. they'reHISchickens

    they'reHISchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are easier to catch because hormonally their instinct is to squat for breeding when a rooster tries to mount them. They only squat when they are cycling to lay eggs.
     
  3. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    Besides the above, they do get more calm after they start laying. And some chickens are just friendlier than others.
     

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