What does an out-stretched neck mean?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by tara3436, Jan 27, 2015.

  1. tara3436

    tara3436 Out Of The Brooder

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    My six-week old little hen Nugget seems to have a very sweet, gentle disposition. She's very quiet and seems comfortable being held and snuggled. Since the day we got her at 2 weeks old, when she sits in my hand/arm she stretched her neck out seemingly as long as it can go and rests it on me. I am new to chicken lingo. Is this an affection or comfort thing? When she was still lacking feathers to be outdoors I was holding and petting her watching tv and she fell asleep like that - neck all outstretched. Her sister Noodle sleeps like a "normal" bird with her head tucked back to the wing.

    I used to keep parakeets and cockatiels and haven't seen any other birds sleep that way... so just wasn't sure if shes an oddball or this is affection. Seems like affection, but I haven't had chickens so maybe I am just projecting what I wish it was haha.
     
  2. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Overrun With Chickens

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    Just enjoy the affection she is giving.

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    SWEET SWEET SWEEET

    PS. Nugget was a name I used. She lived 13 years!!!
     
  3. tara3436

    tara3436 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yeah it's definitely affection! Love this little girl!
     

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