Is my chicken weird?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by LadyHawk_2006, May 21, 2008.

  1. LadyHawk_2006

    LadyHawk_2006 In the Brooder

    May 18, 2008
    Savannah, Ga
    Hi everyone! I'm a new chicken mommy, just adopted my first chicken a few days ago. I was told she was an easter egger, probably between 8-10 weeks old. Someone rescued her from a cat thinking she was a baby hawk and brought her to our wildlife center. When I saw it was a chicken and not a hawk, I immediately offered to give her a home. I quickly realized that she was hand raised by someone because she follows me and my husband everywhere, she snuggles with us, loves to be picked up. It's pretty funny. Well, she has started trying to sleep in strange positions, she will stretch out on her side. Do chickens usually do that or is mine just mimicking us after seeing us all stretched out on the bed or couch? Sometimes she stretches out more than this, also stretching out a wing and just laying there but this was the first pic I was able to get.

    Last edited: May 21, 2008
  2. fivebigreds

    fivebigreds Songster

    Sep 9, 2007
    middle Tennessee
    No your bird is not weird. If the bird was in the sun it would raise one wing and leg and soak up some rays. [​IMG]
  3. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    That is perfectly normal chickie behavior. This is not, however, an indication that your chickie is not wierd!!!! LOL I am pretty sure they all are with their cute little quirks. [​IMG]
  4. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    She has the same pattern as my Miss MoneyPenny had!
    What a beautiful bird...
    She's basking in the sun/heat/light..
  5. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing
    Take her outside to some dirt and let her have a dirt bath! They love to roll and stretch in the dirt and it is good for them!
  6. chcknrs

    chcknrs Songster

    Mar 7, 2008
    Kelso, WA
    She will need a friend to keep her company, then you WILL be addicted, if you are not already, so start looking!
  7. FLchook

    FLchook Songster

    Oct 27, 2007
    Orlando, Florida
    She follows you around because, in her eyes, you are the flock. I have a solo rooster right now that I rescued, hes much to small to put in with my girls, so he lived in the house with us. Day one he was scared to death of us, day two, attacked like gum to a shoe LOL. Hes sitting on my sholder right now [​IMG]

    Glad to hear your enjoying your new little girl...oh and ya, she looks to be Americana to me.
  8. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    she's a pretty little chickie!!!!
  9. mangled

    mangled Songster

    Looks like you got yourself a house chicken!

    Didja know they make chicken diapers? [​IMG]

    Good luck, she's a pretty girl.
  10. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Crowing

    Feb 22, 2007
    Morganton, NC
    She is not weird, just kinda lazy. [​IMG]

    My younger one this till I move them to a house where they have to start roosting on a perch. I have 2 standard Cochins that stretch out on their bellies with their necks out as far as they are stick them. The one I know is a girl even sticks her feet behind her in the same position. She seems comfortable.


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