Do chickens sleep with eyes closed?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Ericasl, Mar 6, 2008.

  1. Ericasl

    Ericasl Songster

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    That may seem like a weird queston, but I have never seen it happen, I just took some oatmeal out to my girls and I was sitting out in the sun watching them for awhile, and one of my barred rocks looks different she has her fethers all fluffed out and her eyes were closed, I almost had to get on my hands and knees to make sure, I have just never seen that. I was wondering is she sleepy and taking a snooz, or is she not feeling well?

    Thanks Erica
     
  2. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    Mine do.


    Pat
     
  3. megshenhut

    megshenhut Songster

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    Yes, they close their eyes. But if she is fluffed up, she may not be feeling well either. Keep a close eye on her. If she's just sleeping, she should appear fine the next time you check her.
     

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