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A week or so ago my son and I noticed our six girls laying in the strangest position in the sun. The would lay on their side, stick their legs out and pull their wing up to expose their thigh and underside. Obviously they were sunning themselves. It was so cute but of course I didn't have a camera handy. I caught one of them (Brucie) doing it today, I'm hoping they all do it again. I have the camera ready.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/82286_dscf1041.jpg

Alice, Brucie and Lil Peep (Barred Plymough Rocks); Chico, Sandy and Pearlie (R.I. Reds); Esmerelda (Black Minorca) and Buttercup (Buff Orpington).


Jesus said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." John 14:6

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Alice, Brucie and Lil Peep (Barred Plymough Rocks); Chico, Sandy and Pearlie (R.I. Reds); Esmerelda (Black Minorca) and Buttercup (Buff Orpington).


Jesus said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." John 14:6

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post #2 of 6

Cute!!! i love when they do that.

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Every day I wake up, I thank God for my simple country life in the middle of town. 

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They are cute when they sun bath/dust bath. Until the get up and give themselves a good shake and it looks like the dust bowl from the 1930s. The always remind me of Pig Pen from Charlie Brown fame with a little cloud hanging around them.

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"The difference between being involved and being committed is the same as the difference between eggs and bacon. The chicken is involved. But the pig is committed"  Anonymous

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That's the funny thing, when they do this they don't dust bathe. In fact they either lay out on the grass or the leaves. When they dustbathe they have a couple spots around the coop where there is soft dirt that they use.

In fact, here is a couple of pics of the same pullet dust bathing. On the bottom one you can just see one of my Rhodies dust bathing on the other side of the grate.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/82286_dscf1018.jpg

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/82286_dscf1017.jpg


Edited by epeloquin - 6/30/11 at 8:13pm

Alice, Brucie and Lil Peep (Barred Plymough Rocks); Chico, Sandy and Pearlie (R.I. Reds); Esmerelda (Black Minorca) and Buttercup (Buff Orpington).


Jesus said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." John 14:6

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Alice, Brucie and Lil Peep (Barred Plymough Rocks); Chico, Sandy and Pearlie (R.I. Reds); Esmerelda (Black Minorca) and Buttercup (Buff Orpington).


Jesus said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." John 14:6

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post #5 of 6

SO CUTE!  Thanks for sharing the pics.  I have barred rocks as well, and they are so much fun!

Momma to 3 boys, 1 girl, 1 bloodhound named Lucy, 1 Basset hound named Ellie Mae, 1 rabbit named LittleFoot, 1 rabbit named Snowball, 4 Rhode Island Reds, 3 Leghorns, 5 Barred Rocks, and 1 stubborn white silkie named Tortilla!  Wife to the sexiest and sweetest man in America!!!!!!!!!
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Momma to 3 boys, 1 girl, 1 bloodhound named Lucy, 1 Basset hound named Ellie Mae, 1 rabbit named LittleFoot, 1 rabbit named Snowball, 4 Rhode Island Reds, 3 Leghorns, 5 Barred Rocks, and 1 stubborn white silkie named Tortilla!  Wife to the sexiest and sweetest man in America!!!!!!!!!
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Originally Posted by shellstewart 

SO CUTE!  Thanks for sharing the pics.  I have barred rocks as well, and they are so much fun!


Yeah, I love my Rocks. My Rhodies are great too but they don't like being held and are more aloof than the Rocks.

Alice, Brucie and Lil Peep (Barred Plymough Rocks); Chico, Sandy and Pearlie (R.I. Reds); Esmerelda (Black Minorca) and Buttercup (Buff Orpington).


Jesus said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." John 14:6

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Alice, Brucie and Lil Peep (Barred Plymough Rocks); Chico, Sandy and Pearlie (R.I. Reds); Esmerelda (Black Minorca) and Buttercup (Buff Orpington).


Jesus said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." John 14:6

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