Strange Head-Bobbing dance?? *video*

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by scubagirlwonder, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. scubagirlwonder

    scubagirlwonder In the Brooder

    Jul 19, 2011
    Sammamish, WA
    Hi all!
    I just made a post about this in the Easter Egger Club, but thought I'd throw it out there for the general forum...I have an EE that is quite peculiar... She stands very erect most of the time, almost like she's standing at attention with chin tucked in and her cute little chest all puffed out! She's about a year and a half old and has done this for probably the last 6 months or so, but on top of that, she does this funny head-bobbing, funky jive, owl imitation-kinda dance! I finally caught her on video doing it and posted it to YouTube here:

    else's chickens do this? We don't have any roosters, so it's not like she's trying to impress her mate or something, and she'll do it all by herself when the other chickens are on the other side of the coop or in the middle of the flock, there doesn't seem to be any particular timing or reasoning to it....she definitely dances to the beat of her own drum.... I love my Miss Petunia....

    Here's Petunia Puffy Cheeks standing at attention: [​IMG]

  2. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

    May 1, 2011
    Olathe, Kansas
    How funny! Is she ok?
  3. Whitewinterwolf

    Whitewinterwolf Songster

    Apr 11, 2011
    Oh shes to cute! [​IMG]
  4. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Seems like she is grinding her food in her crop. Check and make sure nothing it caught up in there........ I see some of mine do it from time to time, but if happens often I would check and make sure it's not full of stuck grass etc.... [​IMG]
  5. TheSpiceGirls

    TheSpiceGirls Crowing

    Oct 6, 2010
    Bay Area, CA
    I would second the precious poster. Check to make sure her crop is emptying at night and that she doesn't have anything stuck in her throat or crop. My Jersey Giant will do something similar if she's just choked down a bunch of grass.
  6. Firefighter Chick

    Firefighter Chick Songster

    May 8, 2011
    Southeast Minnesota
    Does this remind anyone else of Night at the Roxbury?
  7. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I have never seen one of mine do that. Pretty hen!

  8. Americana

    Americana Songster

    Mar 19, 2010
    Dunnellon, Florida
    I,ve seen some of mine doing that. It's usually after they eat too much too fast..Kinda like the Hic-Ups! LOL! [​IMG]
  9. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    She's swollowing her food. My chickens do that all of the time after eating. [​IMG]
  10. scubagirlwonder

    scubagirlwonder In the Brooder

    Jul 19, 2011
    Sammamish, WA
    Quote:How do I check that? Just feel her crop, make sure it doesn't feel hard or something? She's still eating and taking dust baths and her usual (in other words not acting "off").

    Thanks for the input!!

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