Is this normal behaviour?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by rachelb, Aug 12, 2008.

  1. rachelb

    rachelb Out Of The Brooder

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    The other day I went into my chickens' run to have a tidy and a chat with my two ladies - a BO and a Partridge Orp. I bent down to be at their level and had a chat and fed them a few bits of lettuce. I stroked one of them and then all of a sudden the partridge orp looked at me, her pupils became very large and glassy and she seem to collapse against the BO. I quietly stood up and walked away and she simply got back up and carried on with her business! Very wierd. I wondered whether this was a shock tactic, stress or she was telling me to back off! The BO at this time tried to peck me and did little else! Has anyone else come across such behaviour? [​IMG]
     
  2. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

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    Maybe you need a tic tac?!
     
  3. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    It sure doesn't sound like normal behavior to me, but I'm no expert. Hopefully, someone will come along with more experience than I have. Sounds odd to me.
     
  4. rachelb

    rachelb Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Not sure I know what you mean - is that an American saying we Brits don't know about?!
     
  5. EngieKisses

    EngieKisses Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A tic tac is a breath mint
     
  6. rachelb

    rachelb Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Oh thanks!

    This was just after breakfast and I had cleaned my teeth so I don't think this was the problem.

    Thanks for being so personal!
     
  7. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    They just being silly. [​IMG]

    Sounds like she just had some attitude. Sounds more like a fainting goat thing.
     
  8. ashyannehand

    ashyannehand Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Weird. [​IMG]

    I don't think you needed a tick tac. Even when my coup is first clean is smells so I doubt your breath did it. [​IMG]

    Good luck though and let us know if it happens again.
     
  9. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

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    Quote:I was JUST KIDDING, geez louise....sooooorrryy
     
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