Why is she doing this? I NEED ANSWERSSSSS

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by SilkieChickenLover336, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. SilkieChickenLover336

    SilkieChickenLover336 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK so i have 2 seremas and 1 silkie. Well 1 of the seremas keeping going under the the silkie. Like she just goes under the silkie. She just like crawls under her. I don't know how to describe it. Why does she do this? If you need more descriptions just ask cause. But ask questions cause i can answer those better.
     
  2. BigDaddy'sGurl

    BigDaddy'sGurl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So how old are they? If they are fairly young the serama may be going under the silkie because it is a natural instinct for a young bird to hide under it's mother for warmth or comfort... I jus caught my adult blue cochin hen doing the same thing to the adult buff cochin rooster... [​IMG]
     
  3. tinydancer87

    tinydancer87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have grown chickens that try to cuddle underneath each other at night while on the roost.

    Does it happen at night or during nap times, or just randomly whenever?
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    She's playing hide and seek?
     
  5. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    She could be cold, or could be wanting to hide because she is afraid, or could be wanting to hide under mama.

    I hope that helps. I have seen all these scenarios.
     
  6. maybejoey

    maybejoey got chickenidous?

    Mine do it too. Dont know ehy though maybe:
    -warmth
    -protection
    -just for fun

    No idea.[​IMG]
     
  7. SilkieChickenLover336

    SilkieChickenLover336 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    BigDaddy'sGurl :

    So how old are they? If they are fairly young the serama may be going under the silkie because it is a natural instinct for a young bird to hide under it's mother for warmth or comfort... I jus caught my adult blue cochin hen doing the same thing to the adult buff cochin rooster... [​IMG]

    She is 4 (mo) and 3/4s of a months old.​
     
  8. FromOregon

    FromOregon Out Of The Brooder

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    My girls are 6 mos old and one of the speckled sussex still tries to tuck under the the others on the roost.. seems to be for comfort, warmth or security like when they are chicks. One of the RIRs stands most of the time anyway, so this seems to work out for the two of them.
     
  9. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    Seems like it's always my boys that do that. I guess I have some sissy boys. [​IMG]
     
  10. SilkieChickenLover336

    SilkieChickenLover336 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:it randomly just happens.....well actually its when i let them outside and she will just go under the silkie and just peck around
     

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