weird behavior?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by maco5, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. maco5

    maco5 In the Brooder

    Jun 16, 2008
    San Jose, CA
    I went out with my hens this morning and they were acting so weird!
    For the past few days when I go to pet them, they crouch down with wings out a little.
    I'm pretty sure this is mating behavior.

    BUT, today, they wanted to be on me!
    They would jump up on my shoulder, or my arm.
    One of them seemed to want to be held, and liked having her head tucked under my arm.

    I'm suspicious because so far I have some strange things happening to my chickens!

    So this is normal behavior, or are they being weird?
  2. cyrixlord

    cyrixlord Songster

    May 25, 2008
    Monroe, wa
    Aw, they like you!

    Yes, my chickens started crouching for me. I will go and pet their backs a bit while talking to them, then they shake it off.

    If i leave my coop 'hood' open, they will climb over it and try to jump on my shoulder. I'd say they like you!
  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Mine just jump up and down like they are on a trampoline. everytime I go in there they act like I have been gone for a month.
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Quote:Normal behavior. They like you.
  5. maco5

    maco5 In the Brooder

    Jun 16, 2008
    San Jose, CA
    Wow I hope they like me!
    They used to be friendly, but once they went outside, they became kind of stand offish.

    Lately they are just so friendly!
    I'm sure it's cuz they want a rooster!! :)

    I really like that I can pick them up and just hang out with them though!
    They also start talking when they see me coming to the coop!
    Of course that's because I usually bring good things!
  6. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    They think your the roo [​IMG]

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