Not really! She (our Black Australop hen) is just resting with her leg tucked up underneath. She's conserving heat.
"Birds’ legs have an adaptation called “rete mirabile” that minimizes heat loss. The arteries that transport warm blood into the legs lie in contact with the veins that return colder blood to the bird’s heart. The arteries warm the veins. By standing on one leg, a bird reduces by half the amount of heat lost through unfeathered limbs.
from bird note
She looks so lovely! I just love chickens. And especially ones in my favorite colors! Kit
I have always known that chickens do this because my parents had them when I was a child, but I never knew that there was a name for it!
Marcia, I nominated you for an award! Your blog is so much fun! Kit
Thank you Kit! I am honored.
Beautiful colour on your chicken!
Hope you are having a great weekend! I am gathering my "bird haven" materials this weekend!
Or they are posing as weathervane models? lol
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