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#80786 - 01/26/06 10:09 AM Submissive Behavior

My hen has started to act strangely when we greet her. Her body starts shaking, she lies down, and her breathing is kinda forced. She seems to be so excited that she just shakes and looses control. We pet her and talk softly to her, which just seems to encourage the behavior. We then continue with our chores and she eventually gets back up and follows us around.

My question: is this a submissive behavior normally expressed with a tom? She is our only turkey and is housed with our chickens. She is a pet and we don't intend to breed her, we were just wondering if this is possibly a breeding behavior.

#80787 - 01/26/06 10:37 AM Re: Submissive Behavior
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