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Sleep behavior

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Wizbop, May 24, 2010.

  1. Wizbop

    Wizbop Songster

    Mar 27, 2010
    Greensboro, NC
    I have three pullets and this is how they sleep: Two on the roost and one sleeps underneath the other two. What is this about? She's all snuggled underneath them? Is this normal?
  2. bakerjw

    bakerjw Songster

    Apr 14, 2010
    Johnson City, Tn
    Is the coop cool at night? I know that they'll snuggle up for warmth. Our 8 girls are very closely knit and they seem to huddle up just to be close to each other. It is almost like a ceremony in the evening when they start going into the coop to go to bed. One or two get up on the roost and start calling for the others. Before long all 8 of them are packed side by side. It is adorable to watch.
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Can she see well enough to get on the roost? I have a half blind hen and if she waits to long to go in and it's starting to get pretty dark in there, she ends up on the floor.
    She's learned to wait by the door for me and I put her up on a roost when I go out to lock them up for the night.

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