Odd Hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cackle, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. cackle

    cackle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I free range my chickens for about an hour every night. To get them back in the pen I walk out with scratch and they all come running. About a week ago I noticed while doing my head count I only had 5 BR present. When I checked the coop she had taken the corner spot on the roost. She does this every night. Never stays around for the scratch... Any idea why she thinks she has to be the first to roost? Could she actually understand she has to be there first to get her favorite spot?
     
  2. Reinbeau

    Reinbeau The Teapot Underground Premium Member

    My largest Buff Orpington, Queenie, is always the first into the coop. She gets her prime spot and keeps it. Yes, I do believe they have a favorite spot and they're afraid they're going to miss out on it!
     
  3. cackle

    cackle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Seems like they are a lot smarter then we give them credit for.
     

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