I've just caught my girls going in for the night

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by DaveTaunton, Oct 14, 2013.

  1. DaveTaunton

    DaveTaunton Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I thought I'd follow fill up their food for the night etc. And I noticed that as they huddled in together they started to peck at each other, nothing overly violent or anything, I was just wondering if this was normal? we've had them around a month now and it doesn't seem to cause them any problems throughout the day, Thanks [​IMG]
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Pecking order. Normal

    They don't eat at night as they can't see.
    In some buildings I take the food away at night to cut down on vermin.
     
  3. All Henned Up

    All Henned Up Muffs or Tufts

    It's kinda like don't sit by me I don't like you, pecking order ,who gets top rung, i'm the boss you bow down ,a submissive can sit by me .

    it's all normal for chickens social pecking order
     
  4. off-grid hen

    off-grid hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There were ten in the bed and the little one said, "roll over, roll over". So they all rolled over and one fell out...

    There were nine in the bed and the little one said...

    ;)
     
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  5. DaveTaunton

    DaveTaunton Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The coop is a converted shed which I get up early to open etc, trust me, nothing is getting in or out of there ;)

    I'm glad it's all normal though, like I said they weren't doing it hard or anything, I'd just not followed them in while they were settling before
     
  6. off-grid hen

    off-grid hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When first heard mine arguing over who was going to sleep where, I thought there was a raccoon in there with them. It was just squabbling, and I was relieved. I have a new maturing rooster, and half the girls are fighting over who is going to sleep next to the new boy. And the other ones are arguing over the spots furthest away from him. :rolls eyes:
     
  7. DaveTaunton

    DaveTaunton Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Haha! Sounds like they're teenagers ;)
     

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