Chick likes to sleep on back (Pic included)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by geese11, May 8, 2011.

  1. geese11

    geese11 Out Of The Brooder

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    So cute I think it is just that it gets a bit unstable so when it ends up on it's back it just goes to sleep. One of my favs as i had to help it out beacuse it was nearly 48hr and hadn't gotten far with hatching and went quiet. Now full of energy and very cute

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  2. limabean

    limabean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Heeee! Love it! I am just learning about all this - posted on here when I saw a chick lying down to sleep because I did not know that was normal. If I'd seen a chick lying on it's back I probably would have posted again!
     
  3. cuntryuppiechick

    cuntryuppiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know that it is safe for them to sleep on their backs. I thought the way their lungs worked they could drown. I lost the one I assisted out and she kept back sleeping. Anyone know for sure??
     
  4. Chickengal505

    Chickengal505 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] LOVE IT, sooooo cute [​IMG]
     
  5. Chicken-Rage

    Chicken-Rage Out Of The Brooder

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    LOL yup they do that here is mine............lol

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  6. leight54

    leight54 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Makes you want to tickle that tummy, doesn't it? [​IMG]

    I hadn't heard it's bad for them to sleep on their back. Anyone?
     
  7. mmaddie's mom

    mmaddie's mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    They sunbathe in that position so I wouldn't think it would hurt. [​IMG]
     
  8. wood&feathers

    wood&feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Like MMaddie's Mom I see them sunbathe that way occasionally. But then when you invert a chicken like that yourself, they seem to have some respiratory distress. I have avoided inverting them except for slaughter.

    As for voluntary back sleeping, I do see mine do it in a sunny dust bath, but not for more than 15 minutes.
     
  9. Bengalcats1

    Bengalcats1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I saw my babies do that I'd prob have started CPR, good to know, Adorable ! [​IMG]
     
  10. Annie84

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    [​IMG] So cute! [​IMG]
     

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