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House Hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by hensettermomo, Nov 14, 2013.

  1. hensettermomo

    hensettermomo Out Of The Brooder

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    Oct 27, 2013
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    I have a RI that has been in the house since a dog killed her 3 friends and destroyed part of the pen. Well of course she is spoiled and we take her out when we smoke. She naturally comes in pronto ( weather is chilly and gusts of wind). But when we let her out of the cage and she gets out the door she has started a strange stomp on the porch and running at your feet. Like a hen doing speed. Not to mention she went after a church lady dropping off a flyer. It was kinda funny but it was an older woman (the lady was more scared of the hen than the chihuahua!) I felt bad. can anyone explain why she's gone silly. Bought her early Sept with fluff and a few wing feathers started. Oh and her trills are starting to change.
     
  2. Shabana

    Shabana Chillin' With My Peeps

    Are you sure she's a she ?
    Roos do a little dance when they want to woo a hen (you) and can also defend their flock (you) from threats (church lady)
    How old is she ?
    Do you have a photo ?

    Good that she is spoilt now poor thing must've been very stressed after that ordeal :(
     
  3. hensettermomo

    hensettermomo Out Of The Brooder

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    Oct 27, 2013
    Oklahoma
    Are you sure she's a she ?
    Roos do a little dance when they want to woo a hen (you) and can also defend their flock (you) from threats (church lady)
    How old is she ?
    Do you have a photo ?

    Good that she is spoilt now poor thing must've been very stressed after that ordeal :([/quot

    Hope it posts
     
  4. Shabana

    Shabana Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would try to upload a photo from your device or you can email it to me at [email protected] and I will post it for you in the section of the forum where experts can see if they can sex it. You need a shot of her head including wattles and comb and of the side and rear with her standing :)

    I can mail you a link when I've posted it if you like, if you can't upload it from your phone.
     
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2013
  5. Shabana

    Shabana Chillin' With My Peeps

    It will need to go under "chicken breeds" >"what breed or gender is this?"
     
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2013

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