Just got my chickens! So excited! :)

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MarinaV, Oct 20, 2013.

  1. MarinaV

    MarinaV New Egg

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    Hello, everybody! I've got yesterday 8 Tetra Americana 19 weeks old chickens! So excited! Got first egg today! They are so beautiful and cool! One thing that puzzles me, they "groom" each other so much! I never new that chickens do this. I hope this is something normal and does not mean that they have some kind of "flees" :) Anybody can say something about it? Thank you!
     
  2. kelck22

    kelck22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens groom all the time. They preen. You can check for lice by parting the feathers and looking for white clumps of eggs and bugs.

    Completely normal what they are doing though.
     
  3. write2caroline

    write2caroline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am eggcited for you! New babies are so much fun. Wait until they sense sunlight. Mine look dead by splaying out a leg and stretching out a wing and lay at odd angles. I get concerned and then they move and kind of look at me like....What? They are fine but they love the sun!

    Caroline
     
  4. MarinaV

    MarinaV New Egg

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    Thank you, Kelsey! What a relief! :)
    And thank you, Caroline! You made me smile! That's what they are doing to me all day today! I think I should stop watching them too close! LOL
     
  5. Teri Metcalf

    Teri Metcalf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Greetings from Texas! Yes, grooming one another is very normal hen behavior at our house. In fact, every afternoon they preen themselves and one another. I've even watched them yank out loose feathers from each other at molting time.
     
  6. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  7. All Henned Up

    All Henned Up Muffs or Tufts

    Make sure they have a place to dust bath, they love to throw dirt all over themselves.
    Welcome and enjoy!
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  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello, :frow and Welcome to BYC! Congratulations on your new chickens and your first egg!
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] congrats on your first egg, - the first of many yet to come
     
  10. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Congrats on the first egg!
     

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