nocturnal chickens... (not really, just sorta)

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Erin K, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. Erin K

    Erin K Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 3, 2011
    My chickens are night owls. AND early birds.

    Whenever I have a need to go out back, regardless of the time, my favorite chickens run down the ramp to talk to me. I mean as late as 1am. Don't they need sleep? They sure are up before 7am.

    I tell them to get upstairs to bed and they do go, but isn't it weird that they are not sleeping deeply? They seem fine all day, not underrested or anything.

    I'm not really worried, just curious if it is normal.
  2. schumschum

    schumschum New Egg

    Jan 29, 2012
    San Diego
    My girls do the same thing. We have a very creaky door to the backyard. Whenever I go and check on them, the three of them run out of their coop to see me. I assume they hear the door opening, wake up, and come to see if I brought food. They seem fine during the day but I'm not sure how much they sleep, because they get up really early, too!

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