Chicken roosts/sleeps with head hanging down. Is this okay?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mygoldengirls, Jun 16, 2016.

  1. mygoldengirls

    mygoldengirls New Egg

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    One of my younger Polish pullets sleeps on the roost bar at night with her head hanging down by her feet. She
    is completely normal and upright at all other times of day. Just wondering if I should be at all concerned by this, or if others have chickens that sleep this way. Thanks!
     
  2. I Love Layers

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    Completely normal. May have a crink in their neck. I have a rooster who used to sleep like that.
     
  3. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Overrun With Chickens

    Hi, welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Most of my chicks did that at 1 time or another. Doesn't seem to be a problem.

    Good luck!
     
  4. mygoldengirls

    mygoldengirls New Egg

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    Thanks all! I sure appreciate the responses!
     

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