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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by vermontgal, Dec 8, 2008.
EDITED - to MOVE TO CHICKEN BEHAVIORS section. (sorry!)
Not really... it's more like tucking their head between the shoulder and the spine. Wings are kept close to the body to help keep their natural body heat from escaping.
And usually, roosters dont do this, probably partly because of the larger combs.
Yes, they do. The ducks and geese do as well, except of course for the "sentries".
Some of mine do and some don't.
The Cornish crosses seem to do it more than any of my
My girls don't seem to. I've seen my BSL do it a couple of times but it's not frequent.
When I visit my coop at night I don't see any heads, just bodies. They don't tuck their heads under their wings, they tuck them under their roost mate's wings. Silly birds!
I like it better when they tuck heads under tails and butt fluff (I have multiple roosts in some of my coops/pens).
im afraid to go in the coop at night,, i might wake the "security guard",, and he just flies at ya talons out if you open that door at night
It's a common misconception that they tuck it under their wing actually they rest it over the top. Sort of on the shoulder. Like Chickngurl said.
Look closely next time you see one doing it. It's cool.