I have two Brahma pullets that are 16 weeks, two Barnevelder pullets that are 14 weeks and a 6 month old Golden Comet (?). The Comet (Waffles) used to have a similar aged friend but she was rehomed last month for being overly nasty to the chicks and generally not fitting in. The two older girls were very active and made the most of their free ranging time. Minimum of 2 hours and 6-8 on a good day. It took a while for the chicks to realize they were safe from random attacks after the other hen left but they are starting to venture out further and Waffles is bonding with them. Kind of a happy medium with her leading them to the best spots rather than pecking around the entire yard like she used to. Problem is, these two Brahmas lay down after about 30 minutes and stay that way for an hour. It’s not dust bathing. They just plop down in a leaf pile, under a bush or in the middle of the yard! The more active Barnevelders are torn because they grew up with the Brahmas and they want to peck around with Waffles. I know it will work out eventually and we love them, but is this normal behavior for Brahmas?