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What is this behavior saying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Scott1, Aug 23, 2013.

  1. Scott1

    Scott1 Hatching

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    We have 3 barred rock hens. The largest one started this behavior today placing herself on her side extending a leg and wing ruffling her neck feathers and staring at us. Is this a territorial thing?The 3 of them free range in the garden and return to their coop at nite. We got them Fathers Day and they were 11 wks then. Still no eggs.....

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  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Crowing Premium Member

    Normal. They love to stretch out in the sun and catch rays. They also like to scratch up the soft ground and take a dust bath.

    Do you have standing pose of that bird you could post?
     
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2013
  3. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Songster

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    x2 looks like normal sun bathing or like she is taking a dust bath.
     
  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Sun bath!
     

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