Wierd question: Tail "Swishing"

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by pbjmaker, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    I have an RIR that has started doing this occasional butt wiggle/tail swish. What does it mean? My other chicken doesn't ever do that.
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I really dont know what it means. Mine will do that on occasion, like their bum itches, LOL.
     
  3. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    My biggest rooster would always do that after flapping his wings. I think ducks do something similar. Maybe it's just a way of moving around all those fluffy feathers! [​IMG]
     
  4. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    I think it's a chicken's way of tossing her hair.
     
  5. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    I was hoping it was something only hens did...
    I am not giving up hope that this one is a hen until I hear it crow!!!! I will desperately look for any signs I can:D
     
  6. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    All my hens and my little roo guy does it too. I think it's just a thing chickens do when they are happy [​IMG] Yes, like a hair tossing thing lol
     
  7. Lobzi

    Lobzi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Chickie does it too and she is definitely a she.
     
  8. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    All my girls do that- seems to be a happy thing!
     
  9. Peaguy

    Peaguy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Like a puppy wagging it's tail? Perhaps??I've seen it and that was what it reminded me of.
     
  10. ratlummountain

    ratlummountain Chillin' With My Peeps

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    everytime one of my girls do it i start singing 'shake a tail feather'
     

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