Can chickens with large combs still sleep with head under wing?

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SamT

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I was reading up on frostbite in chickens earlier as got a bad feeling one of mine might have caught a bit on the tips (after seeing a similar item on this forum although I am sure there was a bit of black on them when they started growing so hopefully might not be) and it said that chickens with large combs cant sleep with their heads under their wings and this could be why they get frostbite cos they go to bed with a wet comb and cant keep it warm.  Is this true?

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Re: Can chickens with large combs still sleep with head under wing?
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2010, 09:35 »
whenever I have checked on my girls sleeping, whether they have large combs or not, they haven't had their heads tucked under their wings.
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Re: Can chickens with large combs still sleep with head under wing?
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2010, 09:40 »
My girls have never slept with their head under their wing.

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Re: Can chickens with large combs still sleep with head under wing?
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2010, 12:08 »
Mine dont either

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Re: Can chickens with large combs still sleep with head under wing?
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2010, 12:30 »
Nor mine!
two daughters, nine hens, two goldfish, three cats ...

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Re: Can chickens with large combs still sleep with head under wing?
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2010, 12:39 »
some of mine do ???

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Re: Can chickens with large combs still sleep with head under wing?
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2010, 22:10 »
Mine don't sleep with their heads in wings either
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Re: Can chickens with large combs still sleep with head under wing?
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2010, 14:59 »
Interesting to note those comments the information I saw was obviously a bit inaccurate.  The only time I remember one of them doing it was outside one day when we first got them and she wasnt very well and she fluffed up and slept for most of the day, so I figured it was just done at night when they slept.  I will have to creep in and see one night.  Thanks guys and gals.   

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Re: Can chickens with large combs still sleep with head under wing?
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2010, 15:14 »
Mine sometimes do it when having their afternoon perch and no difference between the girls with big combs and the younger girls - they all manage it  :)

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dizzylizzie

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Re: Can chickens with large combs still sleep with head under wing?
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2010, 15:42 »
Thats when ive seen mine do it Cara...when they have their afternoon nap. But the only one who does it regularly is trish, my buff orp :wub:



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