what's this behavior?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by pbnjellyfish, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. pbnjellyfish

    pbnjellyfish Out Of The Brooder

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    2 of my 3 hens will run toward each other, stick their chests out and kind of bump each other and then stare at each other for a few seconds. They do it quite often. Sometimes they jump in the air at each other. The other hen is never involved. Is this a dominance thing?
     
  2. GaDawg

    GaDawg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, just normal chicken stuff....[​IMG]
     
  3. They're belly bumping eachother like those fat, shirtless men at sport games [​IMG] Watch out, you might find them with team colored body paint next!
     
  4. GaDawg

    GaDawg Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    Huh. I thought mine had been sneaking in the house to watch pro-wrestling again and were practicing...
     
  6. apbgv

    apbgv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are playing chicken:lol:[​IMG] Sorry. Mine do that all the time
     
  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    They are establishing or re-inforcing the pecking order. Completely normal and alot of fun to watch. [​IMG]
     
  8. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

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  9. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    They're establishing their pecking order. The belly or chest bump.
     
  10. MrsChickendad

    MrsChickendad Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:So does that apply when fat guys at football games do it? Pecking Order??? Doesn't impress this old hen.
     
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