Hen sleeping on the floor?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by davidtrinh797, Dec 30, 2016.

  1. davidtrinh797

    davidtrinh797 New Egg

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    Hi guys, so recently it's been very hot in Sydney (average 30c+), and tonight i've noticed that a couple of my hens (who usually sleep in the coup) are sleeping on the floor outside in the run. One of the two hens have recently been a bit less active, sitting down a bit more, but still drinking and eating normally. Is it just the heat or should I be worried it's something serious?
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    I know sometimes where I live here in the states.... on super hot, still, and humid nights, my hens are often reluctant to coop up at night. Hard to blame them as I am sure it is stifling in the coop even at night. I don't think there is anything to worry about as long as your run is predator proof. I think they'll go back in when the heat finally breaks. Best of luck to you!
     
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  3. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Yeah.....Here in the summer my Birds sleep out in the run......Set up a Roost for the hot nights in the run as long as it is totally safe.....


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