Discovered something new about a few of my hens >.<

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ChickenGirl165, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. ChickenGirl165

    ChickenGirl165 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay so i was petting one of my hens today by rubbing them under the wings. Then while i'm doing it, its bum feathers start to go down and it looks like its about to poop because the pink thing comes out. In shock, i quickly moved away but no poo came out. SHe started shaking her feathers repetitivly (dont know if i spelt that right) . I decided to experiment on this and while im doing it, again it looks like shes going to poo but no poo comes out. Isnt this strange? [​IMG] Only 2 of my hens reacts. The others are just like, what the hell are you doing! [​IMG] let go of me! *struggles* lol Hehe, just decided to share xD >.<
     
  2. Farm_Maven

    Farm_Maven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know this is gonna be "eewwww!" factor. It sounds just like what my hens do during mating to enable the rooster to make contact.
     
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    If "under the wings" is anywhere near the back, then yes, the hen thinks your rubbing is actually the pressure of a rooster's feet on her. [​IMG] When a rooster is up there, his feet rest right behind or on the shoulders of the hen.
     
  4. LT

    LT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are they laying yet? If not, you will soon be getting eggs, because that is definitely a sign of maturity. And that they think you are the "roo!"
     
  5. ChickenGirl165

    ChickenGirl165 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Its not really near the back. Quite at the front actually! hehe [​IMG]
     
  6. ChickenGirl165

    ChickenGirl165 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] oooohhh. Yes they are laying. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. kari_dawn

    kari_dawn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yup, you are their rooster [​IMG]
     
  8. ChickenGirl165

    ChickenGirl165 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    woohoo, will they start laying fertilized eggs? Hahahaha [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. Cattitude

    Cattitude Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. Farm_Maven

    Farm_Maven Chillin' With My Peeps

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