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Oil Gland - Tickle spot

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Allears, Oct 23, 2015.

  1. Allears

    Allears Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi All,

    Has anyone else got chickens that are tickelish? If I lightly scratch the feathers over the preen gland area they look like they are getting "goose"bumps. It's absolutely hilarious and they enjoy it because they come back for more [​IMG]Wish I could take a video. My Boys are lap chickens, but I'm curious about whether this reaction would occur with all chickens? It's a great way to get them to stand still [​IMG]
     
  2. Ameraucanas

    Ameraucanas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is so funny! I will totally try with ours.
     
  3. Allears

    Allears Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's great, please let me know how your birds react [​IMG]
     

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