Chicken gone mad.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BUG126, Sep 2, 2008.

  1. BUG126

    BUG126 Songster

    Jun 28, 2008
    WA State
    I noticed yesterday that one of our hens has gone mad. I found her walking around the coop by herself while the rest were out free ranging. she would walk into the corner as far as she could, scratch the floor and then jump as high as she could and peck/scratch the wall, then land with a big thud. She did this for HOURS. I tried chasing her out, but she went back in and started the whole thing over again. What gives?
  2. Michigan Chickman

    Michigan Chickman Songster

    Jul 11, 2008
    SW Michigan
    I wish I could help, but I haven't experienced anything like that (yet). Sounds a bit neurotic, is she picked on, or has she been traumatized in some fashion?

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