Grooming?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Kathleen1115, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. Kathleen1115

    Kathleen1115 Out Of The Brooder

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    Three of my nine hens are currently moulting. Today while I was hanging in the run I was watching my boss hen, an EE, and her second in command, a GLW. Number 2 is moulting but the Boss is not. They were hanging next to each other and the Boss was carefully pulling feathers out of Number 2's neck and chest and Number 2 was standing stock still and just letting her. I've never seen anything like it. Anyone else?
     
  2. Izzymoon

    Izzymoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine will groom each other, I am sure they get super itchy when molting and it must feel great to have them pulled out. I haven't had a molt yet, but sure when I do, they will take care of each other the same way
     
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2012

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