What does this posture mean?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by emmak, May 16, 2010.

  1. emmak

    emmak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What does it mean when my pullet is standing, spreads out one wing and stretches one leg back behind her? I've seen more than one of my chickens do this. It looks like she's ready for her closeup [​IMG]
     
  2. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They're just stretching.
     
  3. MiniBeesKnees

    MiniBeesKnees Chillin' With My Peeps

    They start pretty young, even young chicks do it.
     
  4. ICallMyselfCherie'

    ICallMyselfCherie' Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yeah, I've seen them do that. As they said, it's just stretching. [​IMG] It's pretty neat. And yes, my baby bird has a baby bird who does it already, too. She's only about a week. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: May 18, 2010
  5. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    My 5 y.o. daughter calls it the Chicken Ballet. And when two chickens do it near each other at the same time she calls it the Chicken Waltz.
     
  6. TurkeyMountainChickens

    TurkeyMountainChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I love it! Chicken Ballet and Chicken Waltz! [​IMG]
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    From this day forward, chickens stretching in my mind shall be known as "chicken ballet." Thank you CMV's daughter. Aren't kids and their observations great!
     

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