Anyone had a chicken get stuck on its back??

Silkielee

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I was just bringing up some chicken treats and noticed my roo wasn't rushing over to greet me as he usually would, I saw he was on his back with legs kicking in the air!
I thought something bad had happened to him and he was hurt so I rushed over and saw that he must have been dust bathing in an awkward hole, but couldn't get up! :lau like a turtle on his shell kicking legs in the air he looked so funny!
..so I just gave him a hand and he was up and fine. His Silkie ladies were looking on probably amused by the situation! They were covered in dirt so must've just had a bath themselves.
Wish I took a pic!!
 

Silkielee

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Aug 18, 2019
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Alright now, just caught him stuck AGAIN on his back!!! Maybe I need to put this in a cure/disease category!?
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Silkielee

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4th time I've had to help him up!!
Can normal chickens get up if on their back postion?? Lucky I'm checking in every few hours or less (I have chicks I'm constantly checking on), if it's a hot day I don't know what would happen if he can't get up to drink or if a predator came along he'd be a free meal!! :hmm
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