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Adult chickens sleeping with their head tucked in -- Is this normal?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by wasauce, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. wasauce

    wasauce Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 1, 2011
    Is it normal for chickens to sleep with their heads tucked in?

    Are they cold?

    See this picture of one of our chickens (the left most chicken) sleeping with her head tucked in.


    Some details about our flock:
    * We have 11 adult birds aged 6 - 10 months old
    * All 11 hens are laying
    * We live in northern california. The temperature tonight will drop to a low of 40 F.
    * The coop is open on one side, meaning air can come in. However, the perch is fully protected from any rain.

  2. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 28, 2011
    Foothills of NC
    Totally normal![​IMG]
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Quote:X 2
  4. AlaskaGrownEggs

    AlaskaGrownEggs Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 23, 2011
    Wasilla, AK
    Sounds right! I know it makes them feel safe. My cousin would do it to calm them down when she picked them up.
  5. southerndesert

    southerndesert B & M Chicken Ranch

    Jun 17, 2011
    Morristown, AZ
    Agreed and this is how they sleep in most cases....

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