Puffy hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Amyh, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. Amyh

    Amyh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my hens is puffy, just like a broody, but she is roosting. I'm confused. Is there another reason she might be puffing up? I tried to do a quick check on her, she doesn't seem to have any health issues. Only thing I noticed was that she has a bit of a poopy butt. All of my hens seem to have gotten a poopy butt lately though. [​IMG]
     
  2. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    She may be just getting started being broody. I have one that does that a few days before really starting to sit.
     
  3. SLWyandotte

    SLWyandotte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my girls will do that when they get tired of being chased by the roos.
     
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  4. Amyh

    Amyh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We don't have any roos, so maybe she's starting to get broody. I would LOVE that!! There are several types of eggs up for auction I have been drooling over!!! [​IMG]
     
  5. m_shuman

    m_shuman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is she hot and trying to cool down? My chickens are about 15 weeks and they do that on their outside roosts to cool off.
     
  6. Dutchgirl

    Dutchgirl Not Dutch!

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    Is she puffy b/c her feathers are up? Chickens usually put their wings away from their sides to keep cool.
     
  7. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Sometimes puffing can be a dominance thing too.
     
  8. Amyh

    Amyh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is definitely BROODY!!! [​IMG] She was sitting in the nesting box all day all poofed up!! Woohoo!!! [​IMG]
     

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