chickens " goosing" each other

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BST ranch, Nov 20, 2011.

  1. BST ranch

    BST ranch New Egg

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    I am fairly new to chickens and I have been watching my 2 hens goose each other and even my rooster and vice versa. Is this normal
     
  2. CheerioLounge

    CheerioLounge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what do you mean by goosing? Are they pecking at each other? pulling feathers? If so, it is normal, but you'll want to keep an eye on them. They could be bored, need more protein or even more space...
     
  3. turbodog

    turbodog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's normal. Mine will do that to make another chicken get out of the way. Pecking order games for the most part, though if they are actually pulling out feathers to eat that's usually considered a (lack of) protein issue.
     
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2011

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