Strange hen behaviour

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Strange hen behaviour

Postby tishie11 » Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:31 pm

I have an Orpington hen that shows strange behaviour sometimes. She puts her head down and walks backwards! I think it is because she is low down in the pecking order and it is submissive behaviour. Otherwise she seems normal and has a new set of feathers so is looking good. .

Any ideas from anyone what this could be if not just submissive?
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Re: Strange hen behaviour

Postby wolga » Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:54 pm

I've had a rooster doing that and discovered that he had a bit of bird netting around his neck.
He obviously tried to get rid of it by twisting his neck and walking backwards.
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