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Chicken Tower - Chickens roosting on top of each other

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickloveschick, Nov 1, 2014.

  1. chickloveschick

    chickloveschick In the Brooder

    Jun 9, 2014
    I have 2 Buff Orpington hens and they prefer to roost on top of each other during the day and sleep on top of each other at night. I call it, the "Chicken Tower." I was surprised to see this behavior, hence the picture. They don't do it every night, but most nights. I am new to raising chickens and I thought this was bizarre behavior. They crack me up!!![​IMG]
  2. N F C

    N F C you heard the cat, smile! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    I've only had chickens about a year now so definitely no expert but I don't think I've read about or seen pictures of this before. Certainly looks odd (and uncomfortable for the one on the bottom).

    I'd be interested in hearing what others have to say about this type of behavior too. Is it a dominance-related action?
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member 5 Years

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Strange indeed.

    Do they have roosts?
    How old are they?
  4. RonP

    RonP Crowing

    That's too funny!

    I can't imagine how they sleep.

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