Babies scared me!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by CathyB, May 22, 2008.

  1. CathyB

    CathyB Songster

    Apr 6, 2008
    I moved the 10 day old girls to their "big girl" brooder last night. I was very nervous and chceking on them a lot. I went out and three of my girlies were laying on their side, wings spread out, looking dead! I started to rip the lid off, and they looked up at me like "What ma?". It was then I remembered reading on this board about chickens and sun bathing. I watched them some more and they would wander under the light, lay on their side and spread their little wings out. Now that I know what it is, it is adorable![​IMG]

    On a bad not it was cold here last night and the brooder temp dipped a little more than I would have liked to overnight. I even checked the temp at midnight. Tonight an extra light will be turned on before I go to bed! ALl babies seem great this morning so I am assuming all is well!
  2. arlee453

    arlee453 Songster

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    So cute - you do get used to their antics eventually!

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