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Have you ever seen this behavior in chickens?

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NikkiLS

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Because we have quite a few and have never seen this. Our injured hen that we took in is constantly nestling under the other hens wings and then crawls under her to lay down (it is not as though the other is sitting on her she is actually crawling under her to lay)??? Heres a pic. lol I mean they get along better than I have ever seen two hens get along... not complaining just curious :)
 

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Nope, that's a new one on me, and I grew up around chickens. It almost looks like a remnant of chick behavior--seeking refuge under mama :) Cute.
 

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lol I suppose...Im pretty sure they were hatched in an incubator though back in March.
 

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that is impossibly sweet...awwww
 

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I've never seen that behavior myself, but it's wonderful to see that she's made a friend with another one of your hens. It does look like chick behavior, maybe her instincts are kicking in despite her age?
 

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lol its adorable. I am considering keeping them on their own since they seem so happy together. We wanted to try to hatch some eggs next spring. It would be nice to maybe try to hatch some from these two so we know who the parents are. It would be even nicer if we could let the hatch them on their own. I have no experience hatching chicken eggs or letting them hatch their own though. I am wondering if we just put the roo in with them for a while if that would get the job done? lol He is a very handsome guy that closely resembles our old boy who we lost not to long ago.
 
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