Why is my hen vibrating?!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chicks Galore3, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut Premium Member

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    I have a broody hen (oh joy). Me and my dad were working out in the barn, so I've been taking her out every time shes been going back in. Well, when I picked her up and held her, and she was vibrating. Why is she doing this? She is very warm. It's 55 degrees, and very little wind. Is she cold, or is it something else?
     
  2. CHICKEN CRAZY1

    CHICKEN CRAZY1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Is she growling? It could be the vibration of that. Cats vibrate when they purr.It could be similar.
     
  3. Bo and Aero

    Bo and Aero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yea, she's slightly growling. My broody ducks, geese and chickens all do that when they're broody and I pick them up.
     
  4. CHICKEN CRAZY1

    CHICKEN CRAZY1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Maybe it's the heat going through her body.
     
  5. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut Premium Member

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    She isn't growling (I don't think) Shes acting fine otherwise.
     
  6. Bo and Aero

    Bo and Aero Chillin' With My Peeps

    I know what your talking about. It's not exactly a growl but it is technically them vibrating because they're nervous.
     
  7. CHICKEN CRAZY1

    CHICKEN CRAZY1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Could be stress.
     
  8. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    Cold?? Nerves????? Heat beating???
     
  9. Malibu99

    Malibu99 Overrun With Chickens

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    Ella 'vibrates'. She hates to be handled, and that's the cause.
     

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