standing on one leg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Jody, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. Jody

    Jody Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I notice one of my chickens is often standing on just one leg. Is this normal, or unusual?

    Freaked me out when I first saw this as I thought "Oh no, it only has one leg" cause I didn't see it cause it was tucked up under feathers.
     
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2009
  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    Could be cold, an injury, or just standing on one leg. Catch her and see if she's shivering, then check her feet for lumps. If you don't find anything like that, no need to panic.
     
  3. JENx

    JENx Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my 3 ex-battery chickens does that alot! I worried at first, but she's not cold or got any lumps etc, it must just be something she does!
     
  4. txchickie

    txchickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My frizzle roo does this! He is just wierd [​IMG]
     
  5. TammyP

    TammyP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Perhaps she wants to be a flamingo when she grows up? lol [​IMG]

    Mine do it too once in a while... [​IMG]
     

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