Bizarre behavior from pullet

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Phoenixsw, Feb 9, 2017.

  1. Phoenixsw

    Phoenixsw Chirping

    Mar 1, 2015
    Colorado Springs, CO
    I have a 5 month old Sicilian Buttercup pullet, and yesterday, she started just running around like crazy and flying up onto things. Then she runs into the coop and stays in there. Then she comes out, runs around like a freak, then back in. She's not physically injured, and the other 11 birds I have are fine, so I just have no idea what might be going on with her. Any ideas?

  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Maybe should could be about to lay and her hormones may be causing the rather strange behaviour? It is normal for pullets to spend time in the coop / nest boxes prior to beginning to lay. Just prior to laying, some pullets do exhibit some out of the ordinary behaviour.

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