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Hen scooting under hen

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Our girl Lucy (easter egger) has been scooting sideways underneath one of our other girls, Donkey Kong (australorp). For a few months, Lucy has been doing this on the roost. Donkey Kong refuses to give up her spot until Lucy scoots under enough to shove her off the roost. I understand that behavior.

Here is what I don't understand: she started doing this during the day last week. She scoots under sideways and peeks her head out like a baby chick under mama hen. She doesn't push then and Donkey Kong doesn't feel the need to move. We had to put our other easter egger, Dirty Birdie, to sleep last week and Lucy seems kind of lost; they had been with us since they were 1 day old. They were 2.5 yrs old. What is going on?
EDIT: Lucy started losing feathers last week when Dirty Birdie didn't come home.
Edited by lovemy6hens - 5/6/16 at 3:25am
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Sounds like she's very stressed out.

I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

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I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

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Yes, definitely. She followed Dirty Birdie everywhere and they would preen together every evening.
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