A way to keep his feet warm?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by curliet, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. curliet

    curliet Songster

    Apr 22, 2008
    west Michigan
    Sunday evening when I went to check and make sure that everyone was inside and ready to shut the coop up for the night, I looked in to make the head count. Saw a strange sight. My rooster, Buff, seemed like he was sitting taller than normal, I looked again and realized that he was sitting on top of 2 of the hens. They didn't seem to mind, were on the roost where he usually sits, and he had one foot on the back of each hen. I did make him move over next to them, and he was a little bit testy about it, but he did move. Has anyone else had any chickens sit on top of one another? Why would they do that?
  2. redoak

    redoak Songster

    Feb 27, 2008
    Russia, NY
    I'm not sure, maybe they were playing "king of the hill"

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