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Sleeping Chickens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by texas_chick, Mar 20, 2009.

  1. texas_chick

    texas_chick Songster

    Jan 26, 2009
    You know how chicks lay down to sleep with their neck stretched out and they look so content and cute! Do grown chickens still sleep like that? I guess I've just never watched chickens sleep...

  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    No, a few of my grown hens put their head underneath one of their wings.... I imagine they like the dark there. [​IMG]

    I was out watching my month old chicks about an hour ago and it kills me how they just lay down and stretch out their necks... but I do have one Ameraucana chick that has started putting it's head under it's wing
  3. msgenie516

    msgenie516 The Happy Hen

    May 16, 2008
    Nesconset, LI, NY

    Mine also put their heads under their wings. I think that's what most chickens do! [​IMG] Genie
  4. I only have a few chickens that sleep head under wing. The others are the ones who get frost-bite. [​IMG] I even had a roo who did this.
  5. kees

    kees Songster

    Feb 5, 2008
    All of mine sleep with their heads under their wings. Didn't know that it would be done any other way!


  6. aberfitch

    aberfitch Songster

    Mar 24, 2008
    Texas Fort Worth
    the ones i have dont do that .. i wish the did.. less chance of frostbite
  7. LovinMyPeeps

    LovinMyPeeps Sees Wine Dots

    Mar 22, 2009
    Heuvelton, NY
    I love how they fall all over the brooder box like drunkin sailors. I love it! They just seem to be like "think I'll take a nap" and it can be anywhere. I started letting my week old babies roost on a stick in the bottom of the box and drape over it. I can sit and watch them for hours [​IMG]

  8. newchickmom

    newchickmom Songster

    Nov 8, 2007
    Lafayette, Indiana
    some of mine were doing that yesterday when they were lounging out in the sun. My DDIL said they looked dead! [​IMG]

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