baby chickens laying on hot cement, WHY? pictures!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kaylove, May 10, 2011.

  1. kaylove

    kaylove Out Of The Brooder

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    They are the cutest things.. but i have never seen them do this. it was a bout 90 degrees outside and i took them out to play and they seemed to have liked it, i think. but they laid down like this..it waws so funny, can someone tell me why?


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  2. schellie69

    schellie69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sun bathing mine do it all the time.
     
  3. CowgirlPenny

    CowgirlPenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When they lay with the wing out like that, they are warming themselves in the sun. They are pretty small and still have a lot of fuzz, so although it feels hot to us...it probably feels really nice to them.
     
  4. tiffanyg2

    tiffanyg2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL mine totally freaked me out when they did that the first time!!! I brought them out for the very first time a few weeks ago and when they stepped on the pavement they all dropped to their sides and just layed there?? [​IMG] I was like oh my gosh whats wrong with them... I would pick one back up and stand it up and it would drop down on its side again [​IMG] I thought maybe there was something wrong with them [​IMG] I started to get concerned when they wouldn't move finally they jumped up after about 10 mins [​IMG] they started running around the yard... whew so glad they were ok! Haha made me feel better~ But they do love that warmth!!!
     
  5. kaylove

    kaylove Out Of The Brooder

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    oh! thanks, i know, i freaked out at first. but afterward an hour later..one passed away. i have no idea why. it was in its box with the food and water..im not sure if it dehydrated and didnt get to the water?? but the other baby was peeping and crying next to it. Burried the little one in my backyard it was so sad...[​IMG] i cant tell the sex of these little ones yet..but i am hoping for girls. the breeder told me they were 90% girls, but i dont know!
     
  6. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    Thats a chickens version of a tanning bed [​IMG] if you have ever used a tanning bed in the winter you know that warm feeling for about 4 hours after tanning, same thing goes for chicks they are solaring up [​IMG]
    Cute photo thanks for sharing. [​IMG]
     
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  7. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:[​IMG] so sorry this happened . Sometimes this happens and we never know why, it's hard i know [​IMG] .
     
  8. mrszlopez

    mrszlopez Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] that is the cutest thing ive seen all day !!! definitely sunbathing !
     
  9. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    The sun makes them grow![​IMG]
     
  10. chickbea

    chickbea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, dear. I'm sorry you lost one of your little ones.
    It's possible they overdid it out in the sun and gave themselves heat stroke. They may have just been young and not had the experience to comne out of the sun as they were getting hot.
    Does this mean you are down to one chick? If so your remaining baby will get very lonely; you should make an attempt to find a similar-aged buddy for it.
     

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