Crazy Chicken?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ljsivani, Oct 22, 2015.

  1. ljsivani

    ljsivani New Egg

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    We woke up at 3 am to the sound of our chickens being attacked. We get out there and our Amaracana was freaking out, flew the coop and ran off into the night because we left the gate open to let the predator out. She returned by 7:30am. She did it again this morning. She's also molting.
    Anyone have this happen? Is she sick or just crazy? We've had chickens for 6 years and never experienced this before.
    Eta: I forgot to mention there were no predators inside or near the coop either time.
     
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2015
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] She's neither sick nor crazy = she's just terrified. As a prey animal she is now on high alert, and her 'flight' instinct is in control of her behavior.
     
  3. Ameraucanas

    Ameraucanas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is not sick, or crazy, but she is on alert and feels threatened.
     
  4. N F C

    N F C eggnog time! Premium Member Project Manager

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    [​IMG] Something must have really given her a bad scare, hopefully she calms down soon.
     

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