Chicken fluffs up and growls

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

  1. FRlEDeggs

    FRlEDeggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sometimes when I reach out to pet Holiday, my Buff Orpington, she fluffs up really big and growls at me! Other than that, she is completely normal! What could be wrong?
     
  2. oldchickenlady

    oldchickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She doesn't like you![​IMG] Kidding...but really, she doesn't want to be petted! Or she perceives you reaching towards her as a threat. Either way, she is telling you to get out of her space!
     
  3. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    Sounds like she might be thinking broody thoughts.
     
  4. FRlEDeggs

    FRlEDeggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Haha, well I'm glad that she's okay [​IMG] Hopefully she won't go broody on me![​IMG]
     
  5. nuchickontheblock

    nuchickontheblock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hens only growl when they are in broody mode. Hope you won't be dealing with that.
     
  6. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    you got a full blown broody, if you don't want that get her off the nest and in a wire cage, for at least twice the number of day she been fluffing and growling at you
     
  7. FRlEDeggs

    FRlEDeggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:She isn't on her nest though, she walks around just like normal
     
  8. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    good then she's just about to start, get her off the ground in a wire floor till she stops, if your lucky she will realize its winter and wait till spring to try again, i've had 3 go broody in the last month [​IMG]
     
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    Chicken.Lytle Chillin' With My Peeps

  10. FRlEDeggs

    FRlEDeggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you all for the helpful advice, she has not gone broody yet since she still walks around, but when she does I'll be sure to try and stop it [​IMG] Silly chicken! [​IMG]
     

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