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Queen of the hill?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by masanders, Aug 6, 2016.

  1. masanders

    masanders Out Of The Brooder

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    Alright yolks! I'm not worried or anything, but I wanted to show you what two of my ladies did when I was just out at their run. [​IMG]

    Besides it being cute...why are they flying/jumping onto my back?
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    Sometimes it's a dominance thing, sometimes they just want to be closer to you, and sometimes they just want to be higher and they see an opportunity. Hopefully no one left you with a poopy shirt.
     
  3. masanders

    masanders Out Of The Brooder

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    No poopy shirt thankfully! One of the girls, Lulu (lest side), always seems skittish and has a wild look in her eyes. This was the second time she's tries to get on my back and the first time she succeeded. She didn't peck or anything and I let them stay up there for a few minutes.
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    My guess than is she wanted to be higher up for a better point of view.
     
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  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Not a habit I allow to continue......can be very annoying, and dangerous to the face and eyes, if birds are allowed to jump on your shoulders.
     
  6. masanders

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    I usually don't let them but...I don't mind when they do. Usually I sit down with them and hang out.
     
  7. carlf

    carlf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Might be dominance thing.
    Are they squatting yet?
    If so, act like a rooster and give them a short 1-2 second back rub when they do. That way they will see you as the rooster. Makes them easier to handle.
     
  8. masanders

    masanders Out Of The Brooder

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    @carlf...They will squat down when I come around. I stroke them a few times, they shake themselves off, and move on.
     
  9. carlf

    carlf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Then they are probably just "playing" around!
     

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