What is this behavior saying?

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

  1. Scott1

    Scott1 Hatching

    Jul 6, 2013
    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.....

  2. 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

    Aug 19, 2012
    Los Angeles
    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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