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Pictures of Chickens Sleeping

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by centrarchid, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    I read that roosters with large combs sleep differently than most other chickens. I have seen chickens sleep for many years and would like to see evidence. Please post images you have of your birds sleeping while in roost.

    Here is some of what I have. Rooster on left, hen on right.

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    Same as night shot.
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  2. TroutsChicks

    TroutsChicks Fluffy Stuffins

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    awwwwwwwwwww [​IMG] Mine growl and try to bite if you wake them up or go into the coop. I cant open the door without waking them.
     
  3. EggyErin

    EggyErin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gosh, that just doesn't look comfortable, does it.
     
  4. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    Quote:Show a picture of what you expect as normal sleeping position.
     
  5. EggyErin

    EggyErin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, I know that's normal but that neck-twisting gives me a crick just to look at it. The dozing pose is less painful to look at - their heads just sink down into their feathers and they look plump and cozy.
     
  6. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    Quote:Observe your birds when they are sound asleep. You will be surprised by what they are doing. Also consider they have much longer and more flexible necks.
     
  7. stcroixusvi

    stcroixusvi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it's beautiful.
     
  8. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Not all mine do it. Seems like the less cold friendly birds do it more.. And they do it when it is colder out. Are they trying to keep their wattles warm? [​IMG]
     
  9. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes.. Bad boy sleeping in nesting box, but there. My BR cockerel was doing the hide the wattles sleeping position XD
     
  10. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    Quote:Mine do it regardless of temperature. Head in any other position may be an indication of bird not being asleep or being in poor health.
     

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