Silkie behavior????

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by winekntrychicks, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. winekntrychicks

    winekntrychicks Pooper Peeper

    Jul 26, 2008
    Sebastopol, CA
    Hi all, my little silkie girl who has just begun to lay has this little thing she does when I approach her. She tries to get away and then when I corner her she sqats and pounds her little feet so fast. This little cloud of dust puffs up from beneath her. It is the cutest little behavior. I know she must be afraid or something. Is she trying to warn me to stay away from the egg??? She just started doing it a few days before she layed her first egg. Any thoughts???

  2. she's preparing for you to breed her i'm sure..... watch her when the roo gets near.

    ETA: I've got a silkie hen that does the same thing, only she doesn't pound her feet.
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