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puffing up and looking like a little turkey

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Freebie, Apr 10, 2007.

  1. Freebie

    Freebie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2007
    Bloomingdale, MI
    I have a little bantam hen that evey once in a while will puff up and she puffs up so much she looks like a little mini turkey. Does anyone have any idea what she is saying? This happens when they are waiting in the line for the nest to lay their eggs. It really looks cute, and funny too.
     
  2. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Is she growling or clucking? She may be trying to tell the other hens to get out of "her" nest.
     
  3. Freebie

    Freebie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2007
    Bloomingdale, MI
    She is usually pretty quiet. and depending on who is on the nest. There is one bantam that is very vocal when she is on the nest and the others are "waiting"
     
  4. bayouchica

    bayouchica Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2007
    N.E. Louisiana
    hi there, sounds like she could be going broody... I always tell my hubby when there're broody that they have turkey-i-tous... [​IMG]
     
  5. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

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    [​IMG] bayouchica [​IMG] I love it!
    when there're broody that they have turkey-i-tous...

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  6. Freebie

    Freebie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2007
    Bloomingdale, MI
    You may be right on that one. I do have one bantam that is sitting on the community nest right now, but my buff orphington is trying to sit on the nest too. and everyday there are new bantam eggs in that nest. So you may be right on that one.
     

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