Weird behavior in a 4 week old

rickandaileen

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One of my brahmas is doing something weird...it's molting, so I'm wondering if it's just trying to get fuzz off or something. It's doing an odd chest-down swimming motion. It's almost like a dog rolling in dust, only in the pine shavings. Is that normal?
 

Judy

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Probably. They can show several signs when molting that the feathers bother them, perhas itch or hurt, during a molt. Somtimes a "lap chicken" doesn't want to be touched at all during her molt, then returns to the lap when through with it.
 
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