1. Come check out hundreds of awesome coop pages (and a few that need suggestions) in our 2018 Coop Rating Project!

what is this bird doing

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by cary 1973, Dec 8, 2012.

  1. cary 1973

    cary 1973 Songster

    I have a very conceited chicken she has been staring at herself in the mirror for over 15 minutes now or did she hypomotize her self she has not moved or nothing just looking at her self in the mirror

    [​IMG]
     

  2. chickenlove2009

    chickenlove2009 Songster

    217
    0
    119
    Feb 5, 2009
    Woodlawn, Tn
    She's not looking at herself she is looking at the other hen. She just doesnt know how to respond to the "other hen" If she is your only one she probably is lonely. If you have others just cover the mirror and she will stop. If covering the mirror is not an option then just move her. Truthfully she is a little "hypomotized".
     
  3. Overoberyl

    Overoberyl Songster

    1,385
    35
    168
    Aug 29, 2012
    Florida
    [​IMG]
     
  4. cary 1973

    cary 1973 Songster

    I have a total of 4 but my make up table I normaly have blocked off from her as she was steeling my make up brushes but i was clean last night and forgot to block it off again I fanlly got up and moved her to my desk wich is her napping place cant say her egg laying place as she dont lay eggs but she does come in my room through teh doggy door and nake about 3 naps a day on my desk she is my defective trouble making silly chicken
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2012
  5. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Crowing

    10,825
    59
    288
    Jan 12, 2012
    x2. My birds do a "staring contest" at each other. Sometimes when a bird that's higher on the pecking order approaches one that is lower on the pecking order, the lower one will hold still so she won't get attacked...and move when it's safe.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by