Weird Behavior

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by beachchickie, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. beachchickie

    beachchickie Songster

    Dec 6, 2009
    I have a RIR hen 15mos old. Never given any problems. 2mos ago she started bowing up fluffing herself out when I walk up. She pecked my daughter on the foot. Acts like she is going to peck me. I put my hands out today to show her I did not have any snacks. She gave my hand a quick painless peck. I picked her up and when I put her down she made a shrill sound and turned toward me all bowed up. My EE came up and raised herself up to make her neck I swear 3in longer and stood over her. RIR ducked her head and slowly turned away. Was she protecting me? She is a fun, sweet chickie. Great personality and Loves a snack.
  2. Big dreams

    Big dreams Songster

    Mar 5, 2009
    That is strange behavior, I have only had my hens do that when they are broody and in their nesting box. [​IMG]

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