Do chickens nap?

WyncoopFlockMom

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I have a Cinnamon Queen hen that has been “napping”. She doesn’t lay eggs, I’m not sure if it’s because she was malnourished when we got her or if she is older than the previous owners told us. I was told she was between 1.5 - 2 years old. I do see my other Rhode Island Red hens nap occasionally when doing their dust baths.

Do chickens nap? 🤔
 

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I have a Cinnamon Queen hen that has been “napping”. She doesn’t lay eggs, I’m not sure if it’s because she was malnourished when we got her or if she is older than the previous owners told us. I was told she was between 1.5 - 2 years old. I do see my other Rhode Island Red hens nap occasionally when doing their dust baths.

Do chickens nap? 🤔
They take naps alright. LOL
 

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WyncoopFlockMom

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Oct 4, 2020
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Mine nod off outside, especially is it's warm and they're just lying around. If she's looking puffed up or not being interested in food then I would start to wonder about illness
She looks puffed up to stay warm as it is chilly today. Supposed to rain but hasn’t yet. She’s eaten a little today but I’m not sure how much, will monitor her closer tomorrow since it’s almost their bedtime.
 

WyncoopFlockMom

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Oct 4, 2020
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Northwest Arkansas
Sometimes, but I'd be worried she's feeling ill too. I had one that did that and passed after a few weeks. Is she skinny?
She is actually gaining weight and looking much better, although she hasn’t laid any eggs. I don’t think she’s sick, depressed or lethargic because she changes napping locations and has interacted with the rest of the flock.
 

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