chicken kicking straw out???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Hobbley_Farm, Sep 14, 2008.

  1. Hobbley_Farm

    Hobbley_Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a hen that is going in anothers coop and kicking all their straw out.... why?
     
  2. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    She's doing her version of decorating.
     
  3. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Scratching is instinctive behavior and it's a version of scratching. Plus she's a hen so she's just innately ornery.
     
  4. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    She must be looking for that extra food that she knows you stash for the other's! [​IMG]

    All joking aside, she's just doing what she's meant to do. Scratch!
     
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  5. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, mine do that to the ducks nests all the time. I rigged their coop so they can't kick all the straw out. One of them though, goes into the nest boxes every day and throws out every last piece of straw. :mad:
     
  6. Hobbley_Farm

    Hobbley_Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    great! so she's just a grump?


    [​IMG] sorry that was lame...
     
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  7. Shared Acres

    Shared Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lol
     

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