Black Sex-Link tucking her head under her wing this morning

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Sharon Bee, Mar 7, 2014.

  1. Sharon Bee

    Sharon Bee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Should I be concerned about my chicken sitting fluffed up this morning with her head under her wing? She was not on the roost either. I put pinless peepers on her two days ago. Could this be upsetting her? The others are doing OK with peepers on.

    She is 10 months old has been healthy all along. I have 11 and they are laying eggs every day. Just not sure what is going on this morning.
     
  2. foreverlearning

    foreverlearning Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They often sleep with their head under their wing so that is nothing to worry about. Fluffed up is usually a sign of being cold from illness or parasite. However, noting your location she could just be cold. Check her vent to rule out parasites, watch to see if she is acting normal during the day, and check poop for any unusual signs. Most likely the pinless peepers are making it a little harder for her to see to get on the roost (takes a little while to get used to them) at night and she is just cold from not being next to the other chickens. I would still rule out the above just to make sure.
     

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