Chick pile

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 4 luv of eggs, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. possumqueen

    possumqueen Songster

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    Quote:I can take pictures for you if you'd like? [​IMG]

    ooooh! oooh!! yeah!!! pics please! [​IMG]
     
  2. bjash

    bjash Chirping

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    I will once I get home from work (about 6 hours).

    Here's one when they were a few days old in the brooder box:

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    As they have gotten older, they have started laying closer to each other (almost on top).
     
  3. MammaMoose

    MammaMoose In the Brooder

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    My 6 youngins used to all pile into the same nesting box at night. 3 on the bottom and 3 more on top of them. Ever since the "dog incident" that took 3 of our girls...the remaining 3 still sleep together. Although, the older they get, it's getting harder to share the same box. It's funny to peek in at night and seek 2 chicken butts and one head staring back at you. I just hope when they start to lay eggs they don't try to still share the same space.
     
  4. myminicooper

    myminicooper In the Brooder

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    I have 6, 9 week old hens and they all chicken pile in a corner of the coop at night to sleep, and through out the day when in the run or free ranging, they will stop to do a pile for a few minutes before moving on to more grass and bugs. It's cute, but they are so big now that I feel bad for the small one on the bottom!!
     
  5. 4 luv of eggs

    4 luv of eggs Songster

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    Quote:All I can see of the poor rooster is his tail feathers sticking out one end and his head sticking out the other.
     
  6. bjash

    bjash Chirping

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    He's just getting friendly with his ladies [​IMG]
     
  7. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    my eight 6-week+ olds dogpile each and every night on the little platform in front of the pop door. I have to 'shoo' them into the actual coop because they stuff all eight of their fat little bodies (they are FAT, compared to some I have seen on here of the same age) onto a 12x12 inch platform. It's pretty cute, although somewhat annoying [​IMG].
     
  8. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Quote:I have 2 Silver Sebrights and a bantam Buff Brahma and bantam Black Cochin that dogpile in the entrance of their night-time lodging (it's the Duck House, but the ducks never use it) every evening. I have to shoo them inside, too. They don't hesitate when I do this, like they're WAITING for the official "Go to bed!" order. Like Featherz, I think it's cute although somewhat annoying.
     

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