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Why is this pullet sleeping away from the rest?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by aim0474, Nov 11, 2016.

  1. aim0474

    aim0474 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 23, 2016
    I have 4 week old pullets in the brooder. One of them is very adventurous and fearless and gets itself into all kind of mischief. When I brought them home 2 weeks ago they all slept huddled up. Now, she is sleeping away from the other 3. It is almost like she is watching over them. They are all RIR. They are all about the same age and from the same hatchery.

    What kind of chicken behavior does this fall under?

  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Just as with all animals some are more adventurous and independent than others. It sounds as if she fits into this category.
  3. aim0474

    aim0474 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 23, 2016
    I love her adventures. But it was the sleeping away form the others I was confused about. Never seen it before but I am not to experienced in chickens yet .
  4. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    She may find it to warm to sleep with the others? Prefers her own space.....

  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Too warm is definitely a possibility...and some birds are kind of 'loners'.
    Wonders if they are still under heat and where and how big brooder is?
    Other behaviors and environmental conditions could give a clue also.....might be low bird, or a cockerel.
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2016

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