In the Brooder
- Feb 15, 2011
I know chickens like the back of my hand, but I have now ventured into turkey territory lol. I recently aquired a pair of 1 year old royal palms & have noticed a rather odd behavior from the hen. (again, odd to me) It varies when she does it, but she will just plop down, no matter where she happens to be & sit there like the proverbial knot on a log. This rather flighty bird, will then allow me to pick her up & set her in my lap with zero fuss. It's like she's in a trance or something. Then 5 or ten mins later she will snap out of it and take off. She does this a lot when I enter the run for daily chores & I have seen the tom try to mount her once like this. Is this normal? New ground here, so any advice would be much appreciated.