Do chickens get insomnia?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by DWH, Nov 3, 2009.

  1. DWH

    DWH Out Of The Brooder

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    This morning at 5:00 I went out to see about my chickens and my hen was standing up wide awake. Are ther any disieses that could cause this?
     
  2. DWH

    DWH Out Of The Brooder

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    Also that hen seems to be moulting BUT, she's already moulted this year.
     
  3. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    That's normal behavior for chickens and nothing to worry about. Chickens don't sleep soundly and the slightest noise will wake them. I think it a genetic survival instinct.
     
  4. DWH

    DWH Out Of The Brooder

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    O.k. Thanks
     
  5. BigSkyChickens

    BigSkyChickens Free Bird

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    Every night I open the people door to check chickens, and they are always standing, making quiet little bawk-bawks. I think they do sleep very lightly. Enjoy your chickens. [​IMG]
     
  6. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Do they make lunesta for chickens?

    I can just see butterfly's flying out of the pop door.
     
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    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm Premium Member

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