C'mon lemme see ya shake a tail feather...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by pixie74943, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. pixie74943

    pixie74943 Songster

    May 25, 2009
    Adelaide, Australia
    So my White Leghorn Pullet (Pretty Sure [​IMG]) likes to shake a tail feather.

    The other girl doesn't, just her. She'll be walking along nice and calm, and give her tail a good side to side shake. Weird. Never see a chicken do this before.

    Any Idea why? I don't think she has any mites or other yuckies cause shes the only girl doing it, and shes been at it as long as I've had her (just over a month now)

    So what going on.. has she been watching The Blues Brothers?
  2. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    My white leghorn hen and pullet do it to. Maybe it's just like fluffing up for them?
  3. Debbienmousey

    Debbienmousey Songster

    My hens do that occasionally. Does she do it after taking a dust bath or being held?

    Mine will sometimes shake their tails after dust bathing, or after I put them down.

    I think it's cute, lol.
  4. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    Some of our girls do it, some don't. It always seems like a re-arranging their feathers or even a comfort thing to me.

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