Crowded roosting!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by CalebtheChicken, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. CalebtheChicken

    CalebtheChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2010
    Jeremiah, Ky.
    My 12 week olds insist on roosting right next to each other even though there are plenty of roosts!!! [​IMG]

    this is the overall pic, shows most of them and most of the roosts.
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    close up of the chicken crowders
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    Crowders on the ladder frame roosts
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    the one non-crowder, looking up at the crowders
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    REAL close up of the crowders
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  2. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    They're not crowders, they're SNUGGLERS! [​IMG]
     
  3. CalebtheChicken

    CalebtheChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2010
    Jeremiah, Ky.
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  4. mmeoww

    mmeoww Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I like it! Ours do that too, and as a first time chicken keeper I was wondering if they all wanted to be on the top roost to show they were "top chicken" instead of at the bottom of the pecking order....would that matter in chickens?
     
  5. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Quote:Exactly!
     
  6. CalebtheChicken

    CalebtheChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2010
    Jeremiah, Ky.
    If they're snugglers then why is my red star alone?
    she's the nicest one of them!
    mabye she couldn't fit! [​IMG]
     
  7. sonjab314

    sonjab314 Constant State of Confusion

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    My pullets do that too, have since they were in the brooder. They all ganged up together on the floor of the brooder, even though the heat was ample. Now they all gang up together on the floor of the coop and sleep in a huge pile, even though roosts are available. They are just too silly [​IMG]
     
  8. CalebtheChicken

    CalebtheChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2010
    Jeremiah, Ky.
    I think it's funny how they still crowd even when they go from the floor to the roosts!
    Friends forever I guess! Mine have known each other from 3 weeks on.

    How I got my flock grew:
    1st: got 5 chicks from 4-H club
    2nd: 3 days later got my 15 chicks from mypetchicken.com
    3rd: 2-3 weeks later I got 4 more from 4-H club
    and they have been best friends ever sence!!!
     
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2010
  9. sonjab314

    sonjab314 Constant State of Confusion

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    Sounds like you're fluent in chicken math [​IMG]
     
  10. CalebtheChicken

    CalebtheChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2010
    Jeremiah, Ky.
    Quote:Yup!
    I have 28 chickens!!! (as you can see in my siggy)
    4 adults; Red(NHR), Fluffy rooster(silkie mix), and Penny(astralorp)
    24 twelve week olds; Plenty of names!!! But I'll just tell breed; 3 EE's, 2 cochins, 1 red star, 2 BR's, 1 delaware, 5 BO's, 1 S.campine, 1 S.lakenvelder, 1 W.leggern, 1 crevecoeur, 1 cornish 1/2 frizzle*, and the other 5 are mutts.


    *by halve frizzle I mean only the feathers under its wings and on its tail are frizzled.
     
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2010

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