Do they ever sleep - Birds standing on roost chatting at all hours?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dbounds10, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. dbounds10

    dbounds10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So - my girls go in to roost everynight at 9pm. By 9:30 its completly dark outside. A couple nights ago, i could not remember if I turned on the fan so I snuck out there with my tiny pen light and as soon as I opened my back door I could hear them chatting with each other down in the coop. They were all standing in the same spot they were in when they went in to roost. So, tonight I wanted to see if they would be asleep if I waited later. I went out tonight at 11:15pm, did not turn on any lights, just went out. I could hear them chatting again. When I got there, they were all standing in the roosts awake in the dark.

    What the heck? Do they sleep? I spot lighted the roosts to see if I saw any buggies but I did not.

    Is this normal?
     
  2. ChickiKat

    ChickiKat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2011
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    my boogers will start talking if I go out, tonite I had to refresh the water later than I meant to and they were all in for the nite... but when they heard me they started chatting and the roos started cockadooing.
     
  3. anderson8505

    anderson8505 Peace, Love & Happy Chickens

    They're like kids at a slumber party... I'm going outside to hear what mine are saying.
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    "Oh, did you see that grasshopper I caught today?" "Can you believe our treat was overripe bananas AGAIN?!?"
     
  4. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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  5. Orange Ribbon

    Orange Ribbon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have an old camper that I am using as one of my chicken houses for my Ameracanas. I screened several windows and opened them so the birds can get some fresh air. I'm up at all hours of the night, and I usually go out on the porch a few times to check out things. Every time I turn on the front porch light my rooster starts crowing. I guess he thinks it is getting daylight. [​IMG]
     
  6. chiliconholly

    chiliconholly Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:LOL~~!! That was funny:thumbsup:yuckyuck
     

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