chickens laying in the sun

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MzBalance, May 25, 2010.

  1. MzBalance

    MzBalance Out Of The Brooder

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    Each day, when I get home from school I let both of my chickens out in the yard. They almost always will go out into the grass/sun and lay on their side and spread out their wings. They usually look 'dead'?! They are both about 7 weeks old...I"m hoping at least one will be a pullet. Is this common behavior?
    Thanks,
     
  2. Kansaseq

    Kansaseq Prairie Wolf Farm Asylum

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    Yes, chickens love to sunbathe.
     
  3. sonjab314

    sonjab314 Constant State of Confusion

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    My 5 week old pullets do the same thing. I wondered about it at first too but they all acted alright after they got off so I just pushed the worry aside because they still do it.
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes it's normal, and even after a year and a half, it still freaks me out when I see them doing it.
     
  5. imthedude

    imthedude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    glad it's normal because i caught one of ours stretched out on its side in the sun saturday. i thought it was dead until it moved when i got into its comfort zone.
     

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