Inseperable in AM.... PM want to be apart????

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by pontoosuc, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. pontoosuc

    pontoosuc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2010
    Richmond, MA
    OK, chicken behavior question:

    Two EE's who cannot be apart during the day. Cookie and "Cookies Shadow" if you will.
    Both are first to the coop at night. Cookie goes to the same spot every night.
    Cookies Shadow insists on going to the "prime" spot and creating havoc on the roosts when
    the other chickens come in for the night.

    Cookies Shadow is the lowest in the pecking order when not on the roosts.

    Background: 16 chickens total. 14 came together, these two EE's came 6 weeks later.
    Long story short, we integrated them slowly, Cookie was fine,
    however "Cookies Shadow" has always run away thinking the other birds were
    after her, which they did for a day or two, but not now.

    Question: why doesn't she just go and roost with her best pal at night???

    Thank you. [​IMG]
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    Who can know what goes on in the mind of a creature so far removed from us as chickens? Maybe Cookie snores?
  3. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Quote:[​IMG] About as likely as anything else I can think
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    mine have weird sleeping habits. There are girls that FIGHT to sit next to the roo. interesting....
  5. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2010
    stuart florida
  6. pontoosuc

    pontoosuc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2010
    Richmond, MA

    Geeze, didn't think of that! lol

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