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What does this mean?

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by jochickenlady, Oct 6, 2016.

  1. jochickenlady

    jochickenlady Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 8, 2014
    This is my second flock I've had.. I currently have 6 barred rock hens and 1 drake pekin about 26 weeks old.
    Ii raised them all from hatchlings, follow me around hop on my lap,shoulder, you name it.
    I have to that are my cuddliest that will hop on my lap or back (if I'm bending over), then they will "scratch and peck" like they do with fresh bedding or dirt.
    My guess is it's a happy response (happy chickens peck and scratch).. thoughts?
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    I think it means they like and trust you. :)
  3. Violetsfeathers

    Violetsfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 22, 2015
    I have a pullet that jumps on my back when I bend down and scratches like in dirt too. She is a lavender bantam Cochin. I think maybe she sees imaginary bugs.
  4. twilightgecko

    twilightgecko Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2016
    New York
    i have a barred rock that does that to me too.. as they get older and bigger, it's slowed down.. i think it's cute.. if i sit on the ground, they still all perch on my legs and shoulders.

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