1. 4H kids and mom

    4H kids and mom Cooped Up

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    One of the babies scared me today! I am constantly checking on them since we are able to brood them in the house. I went in a little bit ago to peek and one was nearly on its back, deep in the shavings with just its head sticking up. It kept kinda flopping over to one side so I tapped on the box to startle them a little and it got up but kept flopping over to one side and wobbling. I paniced and called for my husband to come upstairs and by the time he got there, the chick was back to normal, walking normally and eating. WTH? Do chickens legs fall asleep? lol
     
  2. TheBigWRanch

    TheBigWRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine do that when they are dust bathing.
     
  3. 4H kids and mom

    4H kids and mom Cooped Up

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    Ok. So its normal that they cant stand real well afterwards sometimes? Can their feet fall asleep? Thats what it looked like with this one and then it was fine. Bizzarre! [​IMG]
     
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Little chick was probally deep into it's dust bath and didn't want to get up :p
     
  5. robin416

    robin416 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2007
    Just so you know, I had one that slept on its back for the first couple of weeks. I would walk into the room and find the thing splatted out on its back, thinking it couldn't get up I'd reach in and flip it. I couldn't figure it out, the peep seemed normal in every other way. Then sitting here at my computer I watched as they bedded down for a nap. The peep laid down like the rest, then stretched one leg out and slowly rolled over. I watched for a bit longer to see what it thought of that position, it closed its eyes and took a nap just like its sibs.
     
  6. Llysse

    Llysse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL! Awwwww... that sounds so cute. Have you named that one, yet?
     
  7. robin416

    robin416 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2007
    Nah, there are only 3 special birds with names in my coop. Wait, make that 4 but I really shouldn't say what her name is on a family board except that it rhymes with witch.
     
  8. keljonma

    keljonma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    Quote:Think of it as a spa treatment for chicks! Who wants to move after a great massage?? [​IMG]
     
  9. 4H kids and mom

    4H kids and mom Cooped Up

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    lol...I'm picturing little chicks getting the hot towel treatment! [​IMG] As long as I know its normal, I will try to refrain from worrying about every little thing so much. Thanks guys!
     

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