Chicken Butts

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MuskokaChick, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. MuskokaChick

    MuskokaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 20, 2011
    Muskoka Region Ontario
    Yesterday I let all my girls out of the run...I was watching them a bit when I noticed one of the hens back side seemed...."deflated" for lack of a better description...

    All the other ones butts were puffed up round ends...and her's was droopy, feather's hanging, more of a vertical flatness about it...They had all laid their eggs for the day...not sure if there was something wrong...

    I tried to get a picture, but it is not showing exactly what I saw...

  2. sheaviance1

    sheaviance1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 7, 2010
    I have 16 chickens, all of whom have very fluffy bottoms. One of mine takes absolute FOREVER in the nest box to lay her egg. When she comes out, you can tell she's been sitting for a long time because her feathers are flattened (the ones below her vent). In order to get that flattened pattern, you would expect her to be sitting on her backside like a human. It's weird.

    My broody's feathers, who does nothing but sit day and night, are still just as fluffy as can be.

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