Feathers fluffed up?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by pw_quiltworks, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. pw_quiltworks

    pw_quiltworks One Handy Chick

    Jan 7, 2009
    Today I let the gals out for a few hours. A crow made a loud screech and one of the hens puffed up around the neck. Her feathers stayed fluffed up for about 15 minutes and she would strut around like something was there. The crow was long gone. Is it normal for a hen to do this?

    Something else I found odd. I have 6 hens. I get six eggs daily except today, I got 8. Why would I get so many? Is this normal. I do have one hen that lays double yolks about every other day.

    Lastly I have eggs that have spots. It is the first time I have seen spots on the eggs since they started laying 5 weeks ago. I do admit they eat a lot and are getting kind of fat. I keep the feeder full all the time. They are red stars.

  2. adriennehearts

    adriennehearts Songster

    Jan 31, 2009
    she was scared of sumthing.

    so she lifts up her neck feathers to scare away sumthing

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