wing spread?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by clifford258, Mar 2, 2014.

  1. clifford258

    clifford258 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My little banty pullet spreads[​IMG] her wings everytime I go to pick her up. Any idea why??This pic is the best I can get!!!!
     
  2. Is the picture showing what she is doing,that is the pose she is in? her wings are not spread way out or anything. How old is she?
     
  3. She is a pretty little girl!
     
  4. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    Her posture suggests to me she is "squatting" for you. That means she is being submissive to you. It's usually triggered by approaching her from above. Some think it's a signal she is coming into fertility and may be laying soon. However, this posture is also common when a hen is fearful of being attacked from above, whether by a rooster, human, or hawk.

    She's probably signaling to you that she will be presenting you with an egg very soon.
     
  5. That is what I was thinking.
     
  6. clifford258

    clifford258 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh gosh! I didnt even think about her squatting! Thats what she is doing haha I cant believe I didnt even think of it! She hasnt layed yet. She will be 6months old on the 5th!!!!
     
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