BO likes to stand on MY foot

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by gymbeau, Nov 16, 2009.

  1. gymbeau

    gymbeau In the Brooder

    Sep 16, 2009
    West Alabama
    What is this behavior? Is it a territorial thing, like claiming me as
    her own. A few days ago, she kept rubbing against my leg and trying
    to get into my lap when I sat down. I wound up carrying her around for
    a bit while she rubbed her head against my chest. Sounds sweet and all,
    but I bet there is an 'instinctual' explanation.

  2. OpheliaChick

    OpheliaChick In the Brooder

    Jul 9, 2009
    Awwww. [​IMG] That's so cute. My White Bearded Silkie hen, Dim, likes to be picked up and cuddled but doesn't come seeking it.
  3. hen-thusiast

    hen-thusiast Songster

    Apr 8, 2009
    That's cute, she sounds like a cat. I wish ours did that. [​IMG] I'm sure it's just her way of showing affection or something.
  4. Countedsorrow

    Countedsorrow In the Brooder

    Nov 11, 2009
    NSW, Australia
    Two of my chooks stand on my feet while I peg out the washing (one foot each),
    they get a free ride while I walk around - sort of like when a kid stands on her parents feet to dance. [​IMG]

    You are probably right about territory though as the two chooks that do it are the two queen bees...
  5. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Well now you ruined it for thought they just liked me!! [​IMG] I'm holding on to my belief that it's because they like me, because they don't do it to DH [​IMG]
  6. Uzuri

    Uzuri Songster

    Mar 25, 2009
    Dude, I have a Java that does that, too. Only because I rather move about a lot, I end up standing on HER feet just as often.

    As you can probably guess, she comes out on the short end of the deal.
  7. jojo54

    jojo54 Songster

    Aug 24, 2009
    BC Canada
    Quote:We need pics of your fuzzy slippers! [​IMG]

  8. xC0000005

    xC0000005 Songster

    Nov 1, 2009
    Kirkland, WA
    Mine do the same thing. In the lap, on the feet. We raised them in the living room and they got used to hopping right out and into our laps. As adults they don't get that that's no longer standard.

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