chickens surrounding another chicken....

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Mystyk13, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. Mystyk13

    Mystyk13 In the Brooder

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    I've noticed at "bedtime" that our 4 barred rocks and 1 australorp will surround our 1 buff brahma. We also have 3 leghorns and 2 isa browns. The Isa's are about a year older than the others and we have had them since they were babies...we got the rest of them together and they were born in March. Is the buff brahma the queen and this is why they enclose her in the middle of them for sleeping? Any other reasons? Thanks![​IMG]
     
  2. Mystyk13

    Mystyk13 In the Brooder

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    Anyone?
     
  3. Branderella

    Branderella Songster

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    She must be special if they wanna keep her warm and cozy [​IMG]
     
  4. Mystyk13

    Mystyk13 In the Brooder

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    Has anyone had experience with this?
     
  5. chookchick

    chookchick Songster

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    I have two EE's that will try to stick their heads under the third one in the middle. They pretty much roost in that position. It is just ridiculous and they are full grown and laying! Could that be what is going on?
     
  6. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    my birds are banded and I have noticed that they usually roost in the same order on their roost at night.
     
  7. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    When mine were little, they all laid down in a circle-ish pile, and let the tiniest youngest girly climb up and sleep on top of all of them. Even as chicks, they all "mothered" her.
     

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