what to think?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by annie3001, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    okay so one of my hens has been acting a bid weird lately.
    i let them free range ( while i can safely watch them)
    however one chicken likes to plop down as if shes dying. but i go over to her and she gets up and runs.
    it doesnt appear that shes in pain or hurt.
    is she just resting? do they just do that. shes the only hen that does that, although not with the complete 24 hours aday maybe the others do it too.
    does this mean that they want to start laying eggs?
    they were born june 1st, so i thought they wouldnt be ready yet. this is our first time raising chickens, all new to us, and of course not sure what to expect.
    the weather has been comfortable here, so i dont know.
    i have seen plenty of feathers about everywhere, so maybe theres molting going on.
    any feed back is much appriciated.
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Sounds like she's just sunbathing. (or dustbathing) [​IMG] Mine do that when they are taking a dust bath too. The first couple times I freaked out, thinking something was wrong. I've caught 1 on her back also.
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 2, 2009
  3. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    okay thats a relief:p thanks!

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