How many toes do chickens have?

Chickens have four toes in total, Three toes at the front of the foot and one toe at the back. Their toes are especially adapted for gripping the perch. The muscular system works like a lock to enable the hen to sleep on her perch. There are some exceptions. Silkies and some other breeds have…

Where do hens sleep?

Hens don’t actually sleep in nests as many people think. Nests are for laying and sitting on eggs. Hens actually go to roost at night on perches. Perches are rods of wood, rounded on the edges to make it comfortable for the hens to hold on to.