Unusual behavior in our pullets

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by JustOneMore, May 20, 2010.

  1. JustOneMore

    JustOneMore Chillin' With My Peeps

    We have 3 "ready to lay" Wyandotte pullets, 2 are 7 months and one is 9 months. We have yet to see an egg from any of them. They are usually in their coop until about 10am and then go out to their yard for the day.

    Last week I noticed the hens weren't sunning like they usually do ... they were down on their right sides with their left legs kicked out and all the feathers on their heads/necks were up. I thought it was unusual that all 3 were in the same position, on the same side. A few minutes later they got up, relocated, and stopped to rest in the same position.

    I have been watching them do this for days. What does it mean? It's always resting on the right side with the left leg kicked out and they always put up their feathers.
     
  2. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    Ah, the sun, ah the fresh air, ah the cool earth. They are sunbathing. Or getting ready to dustbathe. Lucky girls. They like where they live.
     
  3. JustOneMore

    JustOneMore Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm glad to know that this is a "happy chicken" behavior. It's had me worried!

    Thank you for the reply!
     
  4. NeeleysAVLChicks

    NeeleysAVLChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe she looked something like this?

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    Totally incurable, well, except maybe if it rains.
     
  5. JustOneMore

    JustOneMore Chillin' With My Peeps

    YES!!! That's exactly what they are doing! They all do it at the same time.
     
  6. NeeleysAVLChicks

    NeeleysAVLChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmm, interesting, all at the same time you say? So maybe something like this?

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  7. JustOneMore

    JustOneMore Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes, they do this frequently! The first time I saw it I thought they were all sick. Then they got up and moved to a different spot so I realized they weren't passing out. [​IMG]

    It's been about a week since I first noticed it.
     
  8. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    They're grabbing themselves some rays. [​IMG]

    And if ONE chicken finds a good spot, the others will join~!
     
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  9. NeeleysAVLChicks

    NeeleysAVLChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cute! You have very content chickens, you should pat yourself on the back and keep up your good work thats keeping your chickens healthy and happy!
     
  10. beachchickie

    beachchickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Their eyes are glazed. How funny. Does it get any better?
     

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