Roosting order

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sherrydeanne, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. sherrydeanne

    sherrydeanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    For those of you who only have one roost, do they roost in a particular order? The lowest chick on the totem pole is on one end but I've just rearranged the flock so much that I don't know who is head honcho. I'm wondering if it's the middle chick? Or perhaps the one on the other end and they all followed her up?

    Anyone know? Or, is it just completely random?
  2. Mesa

    Mesa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 21, 2008
    New Mexico
    For my group it's just totally random. They are in a different order each night. I dont even know who my head lady is. I'm guessing it's one of my RIR, followed by a leghorn.
    The RIR chases all the newbies and pecks at generally terrorizes them until she decides they are scared enough.
  3. Cajunsamoan

    Cajunsamoan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 2, 2009
    It's random for mine too. The top hen will always have a few inches on either side of her, LOL. But they are never in the same order.

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