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Playing Possum???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by hplowe, Sep 6, 2009.

  1. hplowe

    hplowe Out Of The Brooder

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    We got 4 RiR, and 4 Black Langshans, they have been in the new new coop for a week with our 4 mixed chickens... the gentleman we got the 8 from said put them in the coop for a week or so, so they can learn what home is, and set pecking order.

    Today we opened the door and 11 of them came out, one of the RiR stayed behind... she came out in a minute or so... the second she hit the ground, a cockerel ran over and pecked her on the head, she dropped like a rock, quit moving, and closed her eyes.
    I went over and picked her up, and she was fin, I petted her, and she ran off.

    She was at the feeder, and another pullet came and chased her away, again, she she dropped like a rock, quit moving, and closed her eyes.

    Is this normal behaviour? They are not pecking her hard at all, not worried that they are hurting her.
     
  2. hplowe

    hplowe Out Of The Brooder

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    As no one has said anything it is just strange behavior I guess...
     
  3. toredano

    toredano Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks like either pecking order or he is putting her in her place..
    they also lay down when they mate so maybe she thinks he wants to mate and she is ready for it.
    Turkeys do the same tghing.. I havea dominant male and when he pecks on the hen she just sits down and doesnt move.

    Nothing strange about it..she might just be really low on the totempole.
     
  4. hplowe

    hplowe Out Of The Brooder

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    Unfortunately about 3 weeks ago, all 4 of the RiR's passed [​IMG]
     
  5. Luvin Life

    Luvin Life Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so sorry for your loss. What happened? [​IMG]
     

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