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Pullet roosting on top of hen??

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Heluhelu, Jun 19, 2010.

  1. Heluhelu

    Heluhelu In the Brooder

    Jun 7, 2010
    I posted awhile ago about my one depressed hen and introducing her to our new pullet. Well they are now living happily together, no fighting, no depression etc....[​IMG] (I know everyone says you shouldn't just have two chickens, don't worry we have some chicks, but they just are not ready and neither am I to be put with my big(ger) girls. )

    Well the other night I went out to close up the coop and the hen was roosting like a normal hen, and the pullet was roosting on top of her- on her back. I have been checking every night since then and the pullet is on top of the hen. They both seem okay with it- but is this normal? Plus I can't imagine once the pullet is full grown if she could still do this (she is about 10/11 weeks old now).
  2. damselfish

    damselfish Songster

    Mar 8, 2008
    Southwest Missouri
    Chicks do this to their moms all the time. So, I think this means that your hen has adopted your pullet. Or your pullet is lobbying to be adopted by your hen.

    Either way, it's fine as long as they're both happy. Get a pic, just for fun!

    Edited to add: [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2010
  3. bock

    bock Songster

    Oct 10, 2008
    Northern CA
    [​IMG] You should post a picture! [​IMG]

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