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Do chickens sleep with eyes closed?

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

  1. Ericasl

    Ericasl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2008
    The Dalles OR
    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

    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    Mine do.

  3. megshenhut

    megshenhut Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2007
    Central Colorado
    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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