Hen Moon Walking?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by DanEP, May 8, 2011.

  1. DanEP

    DanEP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have Buff Orps and Barred Rocks. My wife and I were sitting on the porch feeding our chickens some grains. All of a sudden we noticed one Barred Rock backing up with her head lowered. What does this mean, or has she just learned to do the moon walk? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. MareeZoCool

    MareeZoCool Chillin' With My Peeps

    If the rooster was nearby, that hen could be telling him to back off - she wanted no loving. She might be ready to go broody.
     
  3. DanEP

    DanEP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Thank you MareeZoCool. I had no idea why she would do that. The rooster was right next to her. I hope she doesn't go broody. [​IMG]
     
  4. gullybrush

    gullybrush Out Of The Brooder

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    I really was hoping someone would know about the moon walking thing. I have a three year old hen (no rooster around) who is molting and has started moon walking backward 4 to 6 steps and kind of squatted down with her head held low. Any one?
     

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