Why is my hen acting like this

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Alex208, Mar 20, 2018.

  1. Alex208

    Alex208 Chirping

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    I have a hen who is 2 years old that is a red star and she has been acting weird like she is very noisy her neck feathers are going up and she looks very plump up her tail goes up
     
  2. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

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    Like this?
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    Because otherwise I'm at a loss. Can you post a picture?
     
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  3. DaviJones

    DaviJones Songster

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    X2 Is she on a nest? Is she standing? Could you post a picture or video of said behavior?
     
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  4. Alex208

    Alex208 Chirping

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    Yes like that
     
  5. Alex208

    Alex208 Chirping

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    Why is she like that
     
  6. kaythlin

    kaythlin Chirping

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    That happend to my duck I feel like it's a way they want to be more attractive maybe because they want the roosters or drakes to notice them?? I'm clueless but after a while she did stop she even made wierd noises and quaked differently. But I'm pretty sure It will get better soon
     
  7. Alex208

    Alex208 Chirping

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    Ok
    Thanks
     
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  8. RWise

    RWise Songster

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    Broody! Watch for her to take a nest. Is she clucking? If she pulls a vanishing act look for a hidden nest, with her setting on it.
     
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  9. Alex208

    Alex208 Chirping

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    I don't see her being broody
     
  10. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    She might be 'thinking' about it tho.

    Good question....tho if you are not familiar with broody behavior, you might not recognize the vocalization for what it is.

    Do you have a 'rooster'?
    Will she squat down on the ground when you touch her back?
     
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