Itchy hen

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by larsalan, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. larsalan

    larsalan Out Of The Brooder

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    I just yesterday saw a hen pull a nice scratch. I have always seen them scratch their heads with their feet. But this hen wiped her face back and forth on a limestone paver like she was sharpening a knife. Pretty funny stuff.
     
  2. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    My birds do that too. You wouldn't believe the things they wipe thier beaks on. [​IMG]
     
  3. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress


    [​IMG] You better believe it!
     
  4. RedIII

    RedIII Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love it when they do things like that. I've seen some of my chicks do the swiping thing, but I just figured they were either looking for chow, or wiping their faces off. Somehow it never occurred to me that chickens can get an itch!
     

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