I think my chicken is afraid of me

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by TinyLittleFarm, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. TinyLittleFarm

    TinyLittleFarm Songster

    Mar 8, 2010
    Whenever I (or anyone) picks up Daisy, the 21 week EE pullet, her face and the skin behind her ears gets pale. The rest of the time it is bright red. We're expecting eggs from her soon! Does the pale face indicate fear?

    I'm sad to think she is afraid when picked up. She's been handled regularly since day one.
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    I've never noticed chickens getting pale when handled. Interesting observation.

    Daisy is going through the usual fearful, adolescent stage. They usually go through it a little sooner, but chickens are all different from each other like everyone else. She'll likely go back to her usual behavior in time, although she may never go back to being as docile as she was when younger. It's perfectly normal so don't sweat it.

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