Chicken behavior

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Josh Small, Oct 17, 2016.

  1. Josh Small

    Josh Small Out Of The Brooder

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    I have noticed that my chicken is always standing on her water pan why? And what can i do about it
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    On it or in it? If it's in it it is because they sometimes like to get their feet wet. If you want her out of it, get a different type of waterer. If it's on it there's not much you can do as they look to perch on top of stuff higher than the ground.
     
  3. Josh Small

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    On it
     
  4. chickens really

    chickens really Chicken Obsessed

    Add more roosting spots...She likes to be up higher....

    Cheers!
     
  5. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    When, during the day or at night when it is sleeping? On the water pan or in the water? How old is the chicken? How many chickens do you have? I assume it is only one that is doing this? How hot is your weather?
     
  6. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Believe it or not chickens like to get on things. You might try providing roosts at different heights and give them different things to roost on. My youngsters thought this sturdy box was the coolest thing ever.

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    Give your chicken something slightly higher than your waterer and see if that stops her.

    Also make sure the pen she is in is clean. If she is living on wire provide an area where she can get relief from the wire. (Secured cardboard works well-once it's dirty you can toss it) If she has a dirt floor to scratch around in make sure it is clean and dry. If not-give her other roosts close to the ground. 2 x 4 secured by building blocks work well.

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    Hope this helps
     
  7. KadenL

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    Off topic, But are your chickens black Stars/ black sex links? I had a few black star hens for a while and they were great chickens.
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Mine do the same thing. I put other things in the run for them to hop on, like the box pictured. Or a branch/stump, pallet, etc. They just like to be up high, it makes them feel all big and bad.
     
  9. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Jersey Giants from Cackle hatchery.
     

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