Why would they do this?????????

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Clucky Cluckers, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. Clucky Cluckers

    Clucky Cluckers New Egg

    Jan 27, 2009
    Okay if i walk up on my chicken it will "CROUCH" down and Spread out it's wings..... Why would they do this?????????????[​IMG]
  2. Farm Frenzy

    Farm Frenzy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 16, 2008
    Oak Hill, Florida
    It's called "the squat". If they haven't started laying yet, then they probably will soon. I love it when they do that. I don't know about everyone else, but my girls wouldn't let me touch them, and then they started to squat and always loved me to pet them. Then about a week later started to lay.[​IMG]
  3. CovenantCreek

    CovenantCreek Chicks Rule!

    Oct 19, 2007
    Franklin, TN
    You're their roo and they're giving you "the squat" -- submitting to your dominance.
  4. samapp

    samapp Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 28, 2008
    Your hens are squating. If they are not already laying eggs, then they are about to start. They also squat for the rooster so he can mount them for mating. Maybe they think you are their rooster. [​IMG]

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