Hen putting straw on her back...whats up with that?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by rikkitikki58, Nov 28, 2009.

  1. rikkitikki58

    rikkitikki58 Out Of The Brooder

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    I recently noticed one of my red sex links taking a straw and putting it on her back. Of course the straw wouldnt stay there and she would turn her head and pick up another one and lay it back there. Any one ever see this before and what is the reason for it?
     
  2. HippieChickens

    HippieChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    Yup its very funny to watch but alot of hens do it before they lay.

    Henry
     
  4. ScoobyRoo

    ScoobyRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine did it too and I thought it meant they were going broody. Nope, they do it just because.
     
  5. solarquail

    solarquail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    just making a nest
     

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