Do chickens take cat naps? They certainly do when all is right with their world.
When I first got my chooks I never saw them sleep. I sort of figured chickens slept all night and partied all day.
The first time I caught Bronwyn closing her eyes I was worried the poor thing was sick. Now I come upon them napping all the time. Or, more accurately they come upon me and nap. They frequently find me in the garden, wander on over and hunker down. Or, as in this case, seek me out in the house and get as close to me as they can (my barricade is working a treat), chuckle a little then sit, preen and snooze.
They never close their eyes for long – by long I mean a minute – and rarely do they tuck their head under their wings, so when I see a real nap (lasting 90 seconds with head tucked) I assume they are perfectly contented, feel safe and are happy. It makes my day.