Ok this is kind of a silly question, but in your opinion, does one shaking or wagging it's tail mean it's happy or something else? I'd always heard it meant a happy hen. But now I wonder. This is why: A couple months ago I sold one of my big orpington pullets to the grandchild next door. This was the smallest of the hatch and I'd eventually have sold her. Granddaughter LOVED her. Still does. But they were raised in a sort of Hands Off environment. If my birds don't want to be touched, then they are not touched unless I need to pick them up for inspection or treatment or something. But grandchild picks hers up and hugs them, carries them around, etc. whether they want it or not. Needless to say, my ex pullet quickly learned that she would be picked up and is resigned to it. But the other day, I learned that when said family picks up this girl, she waggles her tail! What? Is she now liking the attention? They just LOVE her because she is so fluffy and soft lol and she's a sweet girl too. But really, could she be loving this attention now enough to do that? Or could it mean something else? They live elsewhere, it's the grandmother next door not the family itself so I don't get to see them pick her up in person. They only have her and an adoring silkie rooster.