Strange bird

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by froghollowfarm, Jun 15, 2017.

  1. froghollowfarm

    froghollowfarm In the Brooder

    Jul 18, 2008
    I have a black australorpe that often struts around with her feathers all fluffed up like miniature turkey. She clucks a lot and, lately, she has exhibited brooding behavior. I think she has issues, but I don't know what they can be. Any ideas.
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Got my Puppy

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    Sounds like what I call a walking broody, they act like they are broody but they don't sit in the boxes continuously and they usually continue to lay eggs.
  3. kbrown927

    kbrown927 In the Brooder

    May 9, 2014
    Northwest Corner of CT
    I have an oppington that's been doing that before and after a full broody cycle. Poor thing is so confused! I've tried leaving her in gen pop like that to see if it will pass, but I usually find her sitting on the empty nest within a day. Input her in a rabbit cage, in view of her friends, with plenty of food & water, until she snaps out of it. Can sometimes take 3-5 days.

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