hen standing on one leg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by feeding frenzy, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. feeding frenzy

    feeding frenzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is a picture of my rir hen in back of rooster standing on 1 leg. She has been doing this ever since she was a c[​IMG]hick. Does this every once in a while but noticed she does this a lot more when its cold
     
  2. 15shenyl

    15shenyl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Shes probably just trying to keep warm. My hens do this at night on the roosts in winter. They puff up, tuck one foot in, huddle together, and tock there heads behind there wings. It's normal unless you see some type of injury.
     
  3. feeding frenzy

    feeding frenzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's exactly what she does! I inspected injury on bottom of feet and saw none
     

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