Hen protecting other adult hens like a chick

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dawnrae, Feb 18, 2017.

  1. dawnrae

    dawnrae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will adult hens protect other adults like they would their own chicks or am I reading the behavior wrong ...?

    This afternoon 2 hens hung out in the coop while I was cleaning & when I brought in the new pine shaving (they hate the bag) Luna (6 y/o Australorp) seemed to gather & hide our Barred Rock, Petra (3 y/o) under her - as best as she could of course - Petra's fluffy butt could not completely fit under Luna. Wish I had my camera to get a shot of Petra peeking her head out... [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's too funy.
     
  3. Elemes

    Elemes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have no idea about that, but it sounds adorable!!
     
  4. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    Birds scared to point of panicking. They typically hide in heavy brush hen so frightened but under each other only option you provided. In larger commercial operations such can lead to crushing deaths.
     
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