questions on sleeping chickens update w/pic

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by annie3001, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    Ct.
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2009
  2. Preservation Acres

    Preservation Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Totally normal.

    It's part of their pecking order. The best spots, as they see them, go to the top hens and on down the line.
     
  3. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    Ct.
    really so interesting, so when its time for them to go up on the roost, they follow order? wow smarty pants they are
     
  4. Preservation Acres

    Preservation Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah. Your top hen has figured out the "best spot." It's usually the highest point. What's left usually goes to the next highest hen on the pecking order etc.

    It's really silly, but it's VERY important to them. :)
     
  5. azelgin

    azelgin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I've heard this before, so I check out my coop at bedtime. It seems the only ones with a regular spot in my coops are the 3 roosters. All the other 50+ hens seem to be all over the place. They stay in the same general area, but no specific spot on the roosts.
     
  6. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    Ct.
    i may take a photo of them tonight! then ill post it up. [​IMG]
     
  7. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    Ct.
    course this could all take atleast till i get out of work, drive home, change my work clothes, take the photo, download the photo, oh i hope i can do this! tonight anyways! [​IMG]
     

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