Why is he doing this?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lovepolands xox, Mar 11, 2014.

  1. lovepolands xox

    lovepolands xox Out Of The Brooder

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    When I was cleaning out the banty shed my gold laced poland cockerel came in and went in the neat box. He started making funny noises and scraping about. Then he sat down and started to make himself comfy. The a blue laced Wyandotte hen came in and went into the nest with him he then got up and started making the noises again. She then started pulling at his feathers. They repeated this process a few times. What were they doing??
     
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  3. Phoenixxx

    Phoenixxx Chillin' With My Peeps

    My guess is he was trying to have a dust bath but the hen wanted him to go elsewhere.
     
  4. lovepolands xox

    lovepolands xox Out Of The Brooder

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    No he wasn't having a dust bath he was making really low clucking noises
     
  5. Phoenixxx

    Phoenixxx Chillin' With My Peeps


    No clue, then. I know excited clucking noises mean "FOOD!" Maybe he thinks he's a hen? :confused: I've heard of hens that act and crow like roosters.
     
  6. lovepolands xox

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    I don't know either I videod it but it won't let me upload them
     
  7. Phoenixxx

    Phoenixxx Chillin' With My Peeps

    Maybe upload it to youtube and then post the link.
     
  8. lovepolands xox

    lovepolands xox Out Of The Brooder

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    Suppose I could try
     
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    This is what he was doing
     
  10. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

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    He is happy.its called trilling I call it purring. Mine do it all the time when I pet them. He's showing you he's happy. Just like when a cat purrs, chickens purr too. Hope this helps. It's absolutely nothing to worry about in fact it means he's perfectly happy. :)mine purr when they are completely comfortable. .it's normal. I love hearing it because I know they are very happy.
     
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