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Chicken acting like a chick.?

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I went outside to check on my girls( I moved them into a bigger run) and I noticed that one was acting weird.
One of my chickens kept trying to get under the dominant chicken, it was as if she was a chick trying to get under the momma hen.
These girls turned a year this month and I have never seen her do this.! Why is she acting so weird.?
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She sounds like she's seeking comfort and reassurance from the dominant hen.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Originally Posted by oldhenlikesdogs View Post

She sounds like she's seeking comfort and reassurance from the dominant hen.
Okay that makes sense, thank you smile.png
The dominant hen was the only one that was calm in the new run, the other two girls seemed jittery
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Is it the rapid head rubbing up against the underside of the other hen?  Mine still do this too!  Usually it's between the BFFs because our head hen ... isn't a snuggler with her flockmates (aptly named Bonnie the Beak).

18 layers of various breeds and 8 'tweenager' chicks... and 4 little F2 Super Blues that just hatched.

 

RIP Gus, our beautiful Super Blue rooster.  May you live on through your beautiful chicks!

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18 layers of various breeds and 8 'tweenager' chicks... and 4 little F2 Super Blues that just hatched.

 

RIP Gus, our beautiful Super Blue rooster.  May you live on through your beautiful chicks!

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Mine all try to snuggle under each other on the roost every day

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