All laid out

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by smoothmule, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. smoothmule

    smoothmule Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2008
    Buffalo, Missouri
    The first time I ever saw a chicken "laid" out on the ground, sunning, I though they were dead! [​IMG]
    I'm sure I'm not the only one to panic that first time. Heck, I still look at them and get freaked out sometimes the way they sprawl themselves out.
    Before our deep freeze set in, there were some pretty nice days and a couple of my young Araucana's were laid out and I have to say, I took a second look. They weren't only sprawled out, they were heaped up together like it was a double chicken massacre, [​IMG]

    They piled themselves up against a block and were sunning like a couple of beach bums and didn't even open an eye as I ran in to get the camera then turned it on and snapped this shot.

  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas

    Yep, been doing this for a couple years myself, seen plenty of sun/dustbaths...still, I almost poked a salmon favorelles pullet the other day. She was so still it scared me.

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