I have 3 chickens I keep indoors for now (long story--neighbor's being a butt--but once I complete the variance paperwork to keep them outside, he will not have a leg to stand on). I saw some interesting behavior earlier today. One of mine (my EE) had hollowed out a space at the bottom of the cage and looked as if she were taking her midafternoon siesta, as she was half-lying on her side and quite comfortable. The other 2 girls came near her and started picking at her gently, almost like when you see monkeys grooming each other (except chickens don't have hands!). The resting chicken didn't mind at all, she just shifted position periodically while the other two gave her the once-over. Has anyone else ever seen this? I've never seen my girls do this and it was interesting to watch!