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Is this normal chicken behavior?

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I will try and get a picture but when I take my chicks outside, they do this thing where they kind of lean over to one side and lie down. Sometimes they spread their wing and stretch out one leg while doing it as well. Is this something they do? I think they seem like they're just enjoying being outside but I don't know since i'm a newbie! TIA!

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Hi @chickenpoop77 your chicks are just sun bathing. Mine do that all the time. You will see your grown up chickens do that too. Welcome to BYC!:welcome

You are my friends if you do what I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you.

My name is Lily and I have a wonderful family and a great and mighty God!
 

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You are my friends if you do what I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you.

My name is Lily and I have a wonderful family and a great and mighty God!
 

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post #3 of 9

Its Normal too:lol:

You are my friends if you do what I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you.

My name is Lily and I have a wonderful family and a great and mighty God!
 

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You are my friends if you do what I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you.

My name is Lily and I have a wonderful family and a great and mighty God!
 

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post #4 of 9

It's normal. Here are a few of my flock's chicks at 6 weeks old dust and sun bathing.

 

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Oh thank you!!! I thought they seemed happy but what do I know? Lol!
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Have a good flock!

 

 

-@chicken4prez :jumpy:cd:yiipchick

You are my friends if you do what I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you.

My name is Lily and I have a wonderful family and a great and mighty God!
 

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You are my friends if you do what I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you.

My name is Lily and I have a wonderful family and a great and mighty God!
 

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post #7 of 9

I agree it can be disconcerting when you first see it, especially with your young birds. Sometimes they kick and flop around and look like they're having a seizure :ep, but they're just enjoying the sun and keeping themselves clean.

Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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post #8 of 9
Mine do this too! It's so cute because they flop down in a pile together.
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There was supposed to be a photo but it won't load it. On mobile, anyone else having this issue?
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