self imposed isolation by whte leghorn

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by opalwednesday, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. opalwednesday

    opalwednesday Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2011
    Here's my set up: one barn with two distinct halves, joined by a hole in the middle. One flock grew up on the left side while I prepared the right side for the newbies. For a long rime they watched each other through the wired shut hole and now are one flock which free ranges together happily day in day out.

    A few weeks ago one of the older glass moved onto the youngons perch, totally cool. But she wont sleep close to any of the other birds and it has me worried that she will get too cold. I've tried moving her at night nut the next time they go to bed she puts herself alone all over again. She looks and acts fine during the day. I can't figure out what's going on with her. Any advice?
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    I'd let her sleep where she wants. As long as there are no drafts or direct wind blowing upon her, she will be fine. 'Puffed' featheres are great insulation.
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas

    I now have three flocks (how on earth did THAT happen?!? [​IMG] ) and in each flock I have a loner. They do a good job of keeping themselves warm.
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2012

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