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

    Mar 15, 2011
    Fort Worth, Tx
    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
    Eastern Kansas
    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.
    "Oh, did you see that grasshopper I caught today?" "Can you believe our treat was overripe bananas AGAIN?!?"
  4. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

    Apr 7, 2010
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    Last edited: Aug 8, 2011
  5. Orange Ribbon

    Orange Ribbon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2011
    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

    Jun 3, 2011
    Quote:LOL~~!! That was funny:thumbsup:yuckyuck

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