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chicken behaviour in the snow

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by brooky, Dec 19, 2010.

  1. brooky

    brooky In the Brooder

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    Hi we have snow now and its really cold. We habe three hens all different breeds. The Sussex Line chicken is the only one not laying and in the cold its behaviour has changed the most. It sits with its neck in feathets plumped out as if its trying to keep warm and seems sleepy. Also its wattle and crown seem to have reduced to nothing in size. The other two chickens are behaving as if they are in normal mild weather.

    Is this normal? She is certainly eating.
     

  2. midget_farms

    midget_farms Songster

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    perfectly normal - she probably wont start laying until spring.
     
  3. brooky

    brooky In the Brooder

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    Quote:LOL thanks thought I should check.
     
  4. Ed62

    Ed62 Songster

    Quote:We have the Speckled Sussex. There are 6 hens and 1 cockerel. They began laying maybe a month ago, and that was only 1 hen. Some of the others have started laying within the last 2 weeks.

    Ed
     

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