Hen - always very fluffed up, tail bent back!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cochin44, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. cochin44

    cochin44 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Jan 30, 2009
    St. Amant, LA
    One of my hens has been always sitting in the nestbox, eggs or not, and when on the ground fluffed up big time, making rapid vibrating like clucks, and her tail is fanned out and bent so far up it almost touches her back. looks like a male turkey.
    Full of vigor, no sick symptoms.

    ???
     
  2. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    sounds like my broody. shes so determined, have you tried giving her a clutch of eggs?
     
  3. lavandula girl

    lavandula girl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Probably Broody.
     
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2009
  4. cochin44

    cochin44 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry, what does "broody" mean?
     
  5. lavandula girl

    lavandula girl Chillin' With My Peeps

    She's gonna sit there til those eggs hatch. And argue with you every chance she can get.
     

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