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Chick laying on its side---Normal??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by topknot19, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. topknot19

    topknot19 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello,
    I just put my 5 week old chicks outside for some sun and fresh air for the first time. One of the chicks started laying on her side with a leg stuck out. She did not appear sick prior to being carried outside. She gets up and moves if one of her sisters steps on her or walks by closely. They have only been out about 20 minutes in 62 degree weather.

    Any cause for concern? If it was one of the dogs on its side like that, I would say it was taking a nap in the sun.

    Thanks!
     
  2. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    your chick is doing what ya dog does,, loving the sun,,,, my chicks do it all the time.
     
  3. orcasislandchickens

    orcasislandchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's sunbathing. Mine did it all the time. They dust bathe also and the first time I saw that ,I was sure she was gonna die.
     
  4. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    Yes, sunbathing. And when they look all spastic and crazy, they're just dustbathing. Aren't chickens interesting? Who taught them to do all that, and to be so cute!
     
  5. Mikeeeeeeeeee

    Mikeeeeeeeeee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ed-Zachary ( as in egg-zaktly )[​IMG]
     
  6. topknot19

    topknot19 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey, Thanks for the replies. If I weren't doing "honey do " jobs today, I would be taking a nap in the sun too.

    The chicks are entertaining.

    Cheers,
     

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