Sunday, March 28, 2010

We have roosters!

No, not the ones that crow, the ones who roost on a perch at night to sleep. When I went out to check on the hens tonight, Ingrid was perched on the edge of the tomato pot with her head tucked in her wing asleep. That's the first time any of them have done that. She slept right through me sneaking out there and taking a picture of her. I guess having your head tucked under your wing is a good shield from unexpected flashes of light.

Unfortunately, the others did not have their heads tucked under their wings and promptly woke her up after the flash event. When I went out later that night, I found 3 of them roosting! I guess it's chicken-see chicken-do.

1 comment:

  1. The next night, all 4 of them were roosting. They definitely learn from each other. But they aren't consistent. I found Ingrid face down in the dirt again this afternoon taking a nap.

    Tonite, none of them are roosting. They're all layed out next to each other on the dirt. I guess it takes a while to get used to balancing while you're sleeping on a roost??