Why did she do this?

Asked August 18, 2020, 7:47 AM EDT

One of my 6 month old hens came walking towards me. I expected her to run when I tried to pick her up but she squatted down, lifted and shook her rump a little and spread her wings out. I picked her right up and she didn't make the traditional sounds- it was deeper and short squawks. What was that all about???

Chautauqua County New York

2 Responses

This behavior is typical of a hen that is receptive of a rooster. Why she was doing that with you I have no idea.

Lol.....that's hilarious, thanks for your expertise!