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Odd behaviour

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by nancysmith2, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. nancysmith2

    nancysmith2 Songster

    Mar 24, 2009
    I have a 1 yr old RSL that has the oddest behavior. She walks backwards and bows her head. Not all the time just sometimes. Anyone else seen this behavior?

  2. fiddlebanshee

    fiddlebanshee Songster

    Mar 11, 2010
    Frederick, MD
    No I have not but it reminds me of the way you are supposed to leave a room when a King or Queen is present. Walk backwards and bow. Perhaps she views you as the emperor. :)
  3. RedDrgn

    RedDrgn Anachronistic Anomaly

    May 11, 2011
    West Virginia
    My Coop
    Yes! Our BR did this a few times over the course of about 2 days; she'd shuffling back a few steps with her head down and then would twist her neck to the right in sharp snaps. This was over a month ago now and she hasn't done it since (and never did it before). What I found about it is that it was probably related to her crop, like something was either stuck or felt uncomfortable to her and she was attempting to move it along. She ate and drank normally the whole time and then it just stopped, so whatever she was working at she apparently fixed.

    Keep on eye on yours. If she keeps it up or stops eating/drinking, she may have an impacted crop (do a search on the forums because there's a ton of good info about crops around here).

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