Anyone had a chicken get stuck on its back??

Weeg

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If it’s always in the same spot is there a way to discourage him from attempting to bathe there? maybe the soil is a different softness that makes getting up difficult???:confused:
That would make sense. Could this be it? Maybe is is getting stuck, and then this is happening? https://biology.stackexchange.com/q...kens-not-try-to-get-up-if-laid-on-their-backs
This may be a bit extreme but it is one of the few topics I have found that are like this. https://www.backyardchickens.com/th...s-gets-stuck-on-its-back-please-help.1131034/
I honestly have no idea! @Eggcessive @Wyorp Rock @Overo Mare Any ideas?
 

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Weeg

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My chickens are always fine to get up if they are on their backs. I had to put one on her back once to take some photos for BYC. She sat there for a few minutes, playing dead as it is a reflex, but she got up just fine :)
That is what I am wondering. If he is getting on his back, then panicking and going into chicken hypnosis or playing dead. Next time, watch him and see if he gets up or come out of hypnosis in a few minutes. That would make he most sense.
 

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