Sleeping chickens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by goodbyddy13, Dec 16, 2014.

  1. goodbyddy13

    goodbyddy13 Out Of The Brooder

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    Walked up on what I thought was a dead chicken only for it to jump up and run off. Anyone ever encounter this thought it was odd, but figured she was just catching a nap in the sun
     
  2. krista74

    krista74 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi there!

    Yes, my girls love to nap in the sun. Even the rooster (George) will take a mid-morning nap, and you can pretty much sneak up on him and give him a pat when he is that sleepy!

    It sure can give you a fright when you think they're dead and then leap up at you though!

    - Krista
     
  3. silkymom

    silkymom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ha i had a wounded ee that lived in the house for awhile, (in a diaper) she would lay by the space heater with the beagle and spread a wing and bask, you could do anything with her, heheh,
     
  4. ella&clara

    ella&clara Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I refer to this as a "chicken-coma." It's especially startling when they are chicks and just fall over.
     
  5. ella&clara

    ella&clara Chillin' With My Peeps

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    double post sorry -- ipad
     
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2014
  6. fergyc2l2t316

    fergyc2l2t316 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Been there done that! LOL! I have freaked out when I have found my girls sound asleep. Dead to the world. I guess they are so secure in their surroundings that they can take a deep nap. You are not alone there.
     

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