Worrisome behaviour of one hen.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ErinFitz, Jan 12, 2014.

  1. ErinFitz

    ErinFitz In the Brooder

    Nov 22, 2013
    From what I have learnt owning chickens for about 6 months, when a hen has her beak open it means she is scared. The leader of her flock, Henrietta has been marching around the place with her beak open and wings slightly out, 60% of the day she does this for a few weeks now. Is this because of the recent goanna attacks on my ducklings maybe? She didn't whiteness it, but I can tell you chickens aren't stupid animals. I'm a little worried about her mental health and if she will be ok?

    Last edited: Jan 12, 2014

  2. GarthRyan

    GarthRyan Chirping

    Apr 29, 2013
    Is it hot where you're at? That's how mine act when it's hot out. If not, then I have no idea.
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  3. I do believe it is summer time down under correct [​IMG]

    All my birds do this in the summer time May till the end of October [​IMG]

    This is how they regulate their body temps try giving them some Electrolyte in their water to help with dehydration [​IMG]

    Nice looking chicken you have there [​IMG]

    gander007 [​IMG]
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