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Odd behavior from one of our ladies

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by BrittanyAndFam, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. BrittanyAndFam

    BrittanyAndFam New Egg

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    Today one of our ladies started acting a little on the weird side. She's a Lemon Cuckoo Orpington and her usual behavior is to be "snooty". She doesn't give us the time of day and doesn't like being handled. Well today she's easy to catch because she's come into our house twice, has hid in the shed and shuffled around almost searching for something (?), and laid down in the middle of the yard. She laid a perfect egg today as usual and is eating and drinking normally. She's also opening and closing her mouth and has been more vocal today. I looked up Gapeworm and none of the other symptoms match. Can anyone offer some insight? Thank you! :)
     
  2. The Howards

    The Howards Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi and welcome to BYC! Sorry I have no advice to offer up on your girls behavior. One of ours tends to be kinda weird in her attitudes too. Her usual attitude is that we don't exist unless we have treats but occasionally she gets friendly. We discovered with one of our other girls that she got kinda mopey and would 'nest' down a lot randomly where ever she chose as she began her molt and all throughout it. Hopefully someone will come along and answer your question. You could also post in the behaviors section.. https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/18/chicken-behaviors-and-egglaying or the emergencies/cures section https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures. Good luck on finding the solution.
     
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  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Hello from Kansas, BrittanyandFarm, and [​IMG]! Happy you joined our flock! I X2 the advice of The Howards. Good luck to you - hope you hen is alright!
     
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  4. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG] Glad you joined us!! [​IMG]
     
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  6. BrittanyAndFam

    BrittanyAndFam New Egg

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    Thank you! I'm excited to have some chicken support. [​IMG] I'll try re-posting in the behavior section. She ended up in my bedroom today. So strange. [​IMG]
     
  7. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers


    You probably know Orpingtons are known for broodiness, right? *I* think she's scoping out nest sites. Not just the normal place to lay her eggs and walk away .... but a place to build a nest, go broody, and hatch some eggs. She's not "there" yet, but I bet dollars to doughnuts she's on the verge.


     
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  8. drumstick diva

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  9. BrittanyAndFam

    BrittanyAndFam New Egg

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    I actually didn't know that but it makes total sense! This is our first Orpington and I'm not very familiar with them. Thank you!
     
  10. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     

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