Head Hanging During Sleep

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by JRGriff, Feb 2, 2014.

  1. JRGriff

    JRGriff Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't know if this is just comical or an issue...or something that is real common lol. Maybe this chick over-did it at the Super Bowl party before its nap:

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  2. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    I see my young birds sleep in odd positions too when they first start roosting so I think it's common at that age. Kind of like when they are younger and decide to nap on the floor, necks stretched this way and that. Looks like he needs to go lay in the shavings and take a good nap!
     
  3. Lora Indy

    Lora Indy Out Of The Brooder

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    I have one that dose that too. He is 8 months old and still sleeps like that ! Mighty Mouse looks like a wet dishrag flung on the clothesline when he roosts. He seems normal in every other way, super good with his pullets and healthy as can be.
    The problem with sleeping like that is it left his face exposed when we had -50 windchill and he was frostbitten badly. He lost about 1/3 of his wattles and there are still bits of his pea comb sloughing off.

    I'm wondering if it is inherited behavior as one of his sons is doing it too.
     

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