chicken running and suddenly sits down

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bigiron, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. bigiron

    bigiron New Egg

    Aug 28, 2011
    I have 4 RIR chickens, we just got our first 2 eggs this week, I was looking for my hens to check on them, when I called for them they came running to me and one of them just hit the ground half way across the horse lot and sat there for proably 30 seconds, she kind of layed over to one side a little bit, then just stood up and walked over to me, is this normal behavior, was it just an emergency dust bath she seems to be acting normal other wise.
  2. tinychickies

    tinychickies Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 26, 2011
    She is probably just squatting, normal behavior for laying hens. She did this when she saw you and took you for a roo. Any roosters with your flock?
  3. RGBistro

    RGBistro Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 17, 2011
    Orange County, CA
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    I'm imagining this scene in all it's hilarity.
  4. flowergirl60

    flowergirl60 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 13, 2011
    Austin Tx
    Sounds like she decided to stop and sunbathe for a minute then changed her mind.[​IMG]
  5. bigiron

    bigiron New Egg

    Aug 28, 2011
    I don't have any roosters, and if I tell my wife they she thought I was a rooster ill never here the end of it so lets keep that explination just between us.[​IMG]
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2011

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