australorp chick laying down strange

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by duncanthepumpkin, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. duncanthepumpkin

    duncanthepumpkin New Egg

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    my 5 day old chick keeps laying down funny, she sticks one of her legs out to the side like sits kinda lopsided. she also lays down more frequent than her sisters. I've also seen her pant twice. i dont see any visible injuries and she walks fine and seems healthy. should i be worried?
     
  2. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    It sounds like she is sunning herself. Does she put out a wing too at the same time?
     
  3. duncanthepumpkin

    duncanthepumpkin New Egg

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    not really, but it could be just her way of sunning i guess?[​IMG]
     
  4. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2008
    NE Wisconsin
    Check her over for any possible injury, but it sounds like she's just relaxing. My chickens sprawl all over sometimes with their legs sticking out everywhere.
     

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