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standing on one leg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Jemjoop, Oct 27, 2007.

  1. Jemjoop

    Jemjoop Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 18, 2007
    Caledonia, IL
    Today we noticed the hens standing on one leg quite often. Does that mean they are cold, or what does that mean?
  2. OkapisRule

    OkapisRule Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 24, 2007
    Northern georgia
    thier legs might just be tired, or they might be cold and be switching off legs that are in the warmth of their feathers.[​IMG]
  3. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    Could be several things. Did you notice if she limps when she walks? If so, that is a problem. If not, then the foot is cold or she's simply taking a rest. If she's limping, could be several medical conditions and we'd need more info to help you figure it out. For example, injury, bumblefoot, mareks come to mind.

  4. devora

    devora Chillin' With My Peeps

    All our girls did it at one time and all are healthy as can be. They did it more when younger and they did it in the summer (so I don't think it's for warmth).

    This sweet thing did it so often we named her Mingo (flamingo).

  5. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    My chickens will do it even on the hottest days in summer.

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