My 2-year-old Barred Rock has chosen to go to bed atop a big bale of pine shavings I have in their coop. It is wrapped in plastic. Do you think it is odd that she would sleep on plastic. I'm wondering if the plastic could make her breast awfully hot and cause her to go broody? Tonight she had a hard time deciding where to sleep. I had put the bale in the coop only yesterday, to protect it from the rain, and she slept on it last night. Tonight she hopped back and forth between the bale and the nesting box several times before deciding on the bale. She's never been one to roost very high. The rooster and 2 pullets are on the high shelf. The Barred Rock is heavy and has never been one to jump up onto high places. The Sebright Bantam also had a hard time deciding where to roost but finally decided on the tiny perch above the nesting box. Both of the girls made their decisions final when I closed the coop door. It seemed the light of dusk kept them in confusion about where to sleep, but once it was dark inside, they decided. The rooster and the 2 large pullets had no trouble deciding to roost up high. Do you think this is peculiar, especially sleeping on the plastic-wrapped bale? Maybe I should take it out of the coop tomorrow? I'm sure it is nice and soft to sleep on.