is it true that hens sleep with their head under their wing and roos don't?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Ruby Mia, Sep 18, 2013.

  1. Ruby Mia

    Ruby Mia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is it true that hens sleep with their head under their wings and roos don't as i have 3 13 week old chicks and the two who we think are hens sleep with their head under their wings and the one we think is a roo doesn't. [​IMG]
     
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  2. hope4rainbow

    hope4rainbow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of our confirmed cockerels does, one I haven't seen do it. :shrug:
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    It depends on the bird. My Wyandotte cockerels sleep with their heads beneath their wing, but my Dutch bantam males usually don't. Birds will large combs don't tend to sleep beneath their wing, as their heads can't fit that well.
     
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    There doesn't seem to be any connection that I have seen so far as boy or girl with sleeping with their heads tucked. Like BantamLover21 said, the comb may make a difference, I know my EEs often do but the adult big combed birds like Leghorns don't really.
     
  5. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    Interesting, but I doubt there's any real correlation. Some of my hens put their heads under their wings, some don't.
     
  6. Ruby Mia

    Ruby Mia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, Thanks everyone! [​IMG]
     

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