Why does my rooster hold up his wings . . Pic included

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Rocky Road, May 31, 2011.

  1. Rocky Road

    Rocky Road Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering if anybody knew why my barred rock rooster would be doing this. I know it is hot outside and was thinking that maybe this helps keep him cooler?? I looked under his wing and his skin is normal and there are very few new feathers coming in. Any opinions?

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  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Heat. He's hot.
     
  3. oliviad51

    oliviad51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Heat. He's hot.

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  4. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yup, he's a big boy and is trying to circulate the air under him.
     
  5. wrldlygrrl

    wrldlygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Preparing for lift-off!
     
  6. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I agree with the other posts. He is HOT...
     
  7. Rocky Road

    Rocky Road Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I was just wondering because he's not panting at all!
     
  8. ccm352

    ccm352 Out Of The Brooder

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    it was 91 today here and all my girls were doing that
     
  9. Rocky Road

    Rocky Road Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:that makes me feel better [​IMG] This is the first time I have my own chickens and I've never seen them do that. It almost looked like he was constipated and was trying to get a good squat in hahah.
     

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