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Chicken acting like a chick.?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by SammileeChickie, Mar 9, 2016.

  1. SammileeChickie

    SammileeChickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went outside to check on my girls( I moved them into a bigger run) and I noticed that one was acting weird.
    One of my chickens kept trying to get under the dominant chicken, it was as if she was a chick trying to get under the momma hen.
    These girls turned a year this month and I have never seen her do this.! Why is she acting so weird.?
     
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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

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    She sounds like she's seeking comfort and reassurance from the dominant hen.
     
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  3. SammileeChickie

    SammileeChickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay that makes sense, thank you :)
    The dominant hen was the only one that was calm in the new run, the other two girls seemed jittery
     
  4. Shezadandy

    Shezadandy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it the rapid head rubbing up against the underside of the other hen? Mine still do this too! Usually it's between the BFFs because our head hen ... isn't a snuggler with her flockmates (aptly named Bonnie the Beak).
     
  5. szczur

    szczur Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine all try to snuggle under each other on the roost every day
     

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