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Odd Chicken Behavior

Scott SextonScott Sexton Posts: 36 ✭✭✭
Hi Scott! I tend to think of the interaction between roosters and hens in terms of "dominance" and "submission." If they are squatting around you, I consider that a sign of submission. If they are adolescents, it could also mean they are about to start laying, although there are other signs to look for that indicate that, as well...

 

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  • Ruth Ann ReyesRuth Ann Reyes Managing Director TGN Shy of the Chi - Zone 5bPosts: 348 admin
    edited April 2018
    My hens do this too! haha...I always have to laugh. But, yeah...it is a submissive behaviour, aye? The same way my westie rolls over on his back when he's getting scolded!
  • cdkaniacdkania Posts: 1
    edited May 2018
    Mine do that as well!  Ive learned that is the easiest most gentle way to pick them up. One of my hens has learned to do that when I come close - And I pet her to try and reward that. :)
  • Ruth Ann ReyesRuth Ann Reyes Managing Director TGN Shy of the Chi - Zone 5bPosts: 348 admin
    edited June 2018
    Great idea! Sometimes I have a hard time picking up my girls...
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