sleepy head chickens?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by deepbluesea, Aug 27, 2014.

  1. deepbluesea

    deepbluesea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So this morning I go to let the girls out into their run. They come out as normal and begin to peck and eat food, etc. I went back into the house and when I came out again, they'd all gone back into the coop and were roosting.

    This was all at about 6:30 before work. Are they just imitating my tween and sleeping late? Is that normal?
     
  2. BayBay Peepers

    BayBay Peepers Overrun With Chickens

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    I think it depends on what the weather is like. I have a few early risers, but my buff orps have been roosting later into the morning. I think because fall is approaching they're starting to settle in. They've been going in a few minutes earlier in the evening as well.

    I'm not sure how it is by you, but I think when the days start to shorten they'll roost a little more.
     
  3. deepbluesea

    deepbluesea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I'm in NC, and this is the first time all summer I was able to sleep with the windows open, so maybe that's it.
     
  4. BayBay Peepers

    BayBay Peepers Overrun With Chickens

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    That makes sense. They must feel relaxed and they're taking advantage of the moment.
     

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