Sleeping on the floor.

tillergirl

In the Brooder
10 Years
May 6, 2009
12
0
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My 3 girls are about 6/7 months old now and have been laying for several weeks.
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We have 2 perches which are higher than the nesting boxes. My 2 biggest girls sleep together on one perch and until last week littlest one LV did also but we notice she is now sleeping on the floor beneth the other 2.
Should we pick her up and put her on the perch or is she ok to sleep on the floor?
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Thanks for your time.

Sarah.
 

vstoltzfus

Songster
10 Years
Aug 10, 2009
199
5
111
Lancaster County, PA
It never bothered me that my hens slept, en masse, on the floor. Some use the perches, some sit on the floor, some use the nesting boxes. I figure they know what to do, and will move if they're uncomfortable.
 

Luvin Life

Songster
10 Years
Apr 21, 2009
408
0
119
Brownsburg, Indiana
I let mine sleep where ever as well. I've got a couple that roost, lay on top of each other, on the floor. They're safe that's what I'm concerned about, I wouldn't worry about it.
 

max13077

Songster
12 Years
Feb 3, 2008
868
4
174
Fingerlakes Upstate, NY
I have a bunch that do that. Two roosters and about 5 hens plop down right in front of the door and sleep there. They aren't cold, that's for sure. You put your hand under the pile and you'd swear you stuck your hand into a sink full of very warm water only there's no wet.

I was worried about it at first, but got to thinking that as long as they're safe and warm, what's the diff?
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TeriNick50

In the Brooder
10 Years
May 9, 2009
99
5
31
Holland/Spring Hill/St Louis
Our girls seem to switch up their sleeping positions quite often. Some times they're in nesting boxes, other times on a high perch and some times I've caught them on the floor.

I must agree with the other responses, as long as they're safe what's the difference where they sleep.
 

robbdebbie

Professional Chicken Bather
10 Years
Jun 18, 2009
321
5
121
Madisonville, LA
I love the pile sleeping. I moved my roosting board and everyone started sleeping on the floor again. It is funny to see how the "originals" sleep in one corner, and when they fully accept a new group they are then allowed to pile in. I am super surprised no one has suffocated with the Buff Orpingtons piling on top of the banties last.
 

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