Chick playing dead or sunbathing...??? Pics!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by GwenReaper, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. GwenReaper

    GwenReaper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    After I read into it, I realized they were just sunbathing... but its so crazy.


    I was out working in the coop and I decided to go ahead and let my little bitty silkies roam with all the chickens for the first time. So they all walk around my chicken run, which is shaded by big trees around my yard. So they walk into a spot where there is a beam of sun shinning on the ground... then they all fall out. They look like dead chickens. They lay on there sides and sprawl there wings out and look dead. It was the strangest thing. It didnt seem like they were just napping in the sun because they all dropped at the same time. I took some pictures to show off this CRAZY occurance.

    All 4 baby chicks- out for the count!!!
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    One silkie roosting on a brick with her neck hanging limp!!
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  2. thaiturkey

    thaiturkey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A useful way to check is to fire a 12 bore or similar 6 inches above their heads. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Are you sure that's your chickens?[​IMG] Looks like you took a picture of a rabbit pelt by mistake. [​IMG]
     
  4. GwenReaper

    GwenReaper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    there where 4 silkie chicks that fell out in a ball of fluff!
     
  5. Carpe DiHen

    Carpe DiHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Kinda mean?

    Love seeing those babies relaxing in the sun [​IMG]
     
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  6. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    Quote:I thought the same thing-I only saw 2. [​IMG]
    Very cute pictures of your sunbathing babies.
     
  7. thaiturkey

    thaiturkey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Kinda mean?

    Love seeing those babies relaxing in the sun [​IMG]

    Just my joke! [​IMG] I wouldn't do such a thing but a gentle prod with a finger in the chicks' behinds is often a good indicator.
     

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