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post #11 of 15

The last two evenings here in Utah, one of my hens, a 4 year old Ameracauna, whom I have had for about a month, has managed to wrap a sheet around her body, tightly.  She has snuggled into it.  Why would she do this, if she is warm enough?  It's not that cold-- 50s during the night-- but when I unwrap her, she wraps herself back up.  It worries me... Anyone ever experienced anything like this.  She was molting when I got her, but I think she's done molting.  Does the fabric feel good next to her skin and give her a sense of security or hiding?  All very interesting.  All thoughts appreciated.

post #12 of 15
I actually have no thoughts, that sounds very bizarre, maybe you could get a photo, not sure if I can even imagine what she's up to.
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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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post #13 of 15

Some others have suggested she's probably trying to hide from the rooster.  She'd never been around a rooster before coming here, and my boy is young, just learning to crow, and full of testosterone.  Perhaps she doesn't care for his advances.  That does make sense to me... The other 3 hens that came with her had never been around a rooster before, either, but perhaps she is smarter, knowing that if she hides he'll be less likely to jump on her?

post #14 of 15

The other 3 hens don't wrap up in sheets.

post #15 of 15
Certainly could be what she's doing, no one likes a young rooster, except for the young rooster.
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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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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