Army Crawl???????

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ShanCarl1971, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. ShanCarl1971

    ShanCarl1971 Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my pullets is walking around close to the ground in an army-like crawl!!! She CAN walk normally........ she does this crawl for a while then gets up and walks normally, then back to a crawl. She is a 12 week old Golden Comet, eating well, drinking normally, looks good ........ any ideas???????????????[​IMG]
     
  2. sadies chicks

    sadies chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just found out that is something they do before they start laying....
     
  3. ShanCarl1971

    ShanCarl1971 Out Of The Brooder

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    I was kinda thinking that might be it, because her face and comb are definitely darker pink than the others. But, she's only 12 weeks old!! I guess I wasn't expecting anything like that for a few more weeks yet! They aren't even in their coop yet!! They are still sleeping in a dog house!! I guess I better hurry!!! (coop will be finished tonight or tomorrow) Hopefully some others will chime in and we can get a concensus.....lol
     
  4. sadies chicks

    sadies chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope so to cause I don't want to be wrong and you poor thing are running around trying to get your coop finished!! [​IMG] I think it still takes a few days maybe a week or so (heck if I know) until they start laying once they do that. Someone else chime in!!! [​IMG]
     
  5. ShanCarl1971

    ShanCarl1971 Out Of The Brooder

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    LOL...... I'm not rushing!!...... we (mostly ME) are actually working on getting it finished tonight or tomorrow anyway ...... after 12 weeks, it about time!! I just have a little bit more to do for it to be finished. But, maybe this WILL get me a little more help from my husband, though....lol!!
     
  6. ShanCarl1971

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    Anyone else have any idea???????
     
  7. FlyingNunFarm

    FlyingNunFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you ever find an answer to this army crawl? I have an almost year old doing it today. Just like you described. She can walk and run normal. She suddenly sort of squats and walks.
     

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