Chickens sunbathing?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by burkechicken, Feb 18, 2017.

  1. burkechicken

    burkechicken Out Of The Brooder

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    not sure if right place to post but it's 60 degrees in Wisconsin in February I think my chickens love the warmth as much as I do
     
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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    Same here in central Wisconsin, lots of outdoor chicken action here too. It is a wonderful way to spend a February day.
     
  3. sd38-2

    sd38-2 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ours were loving the sun and warm weather here in northern indiana today.
     
  4. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    Early spring, dare we hope?

    Chickens are craving some vitamin D. They absorb it through their feathers as we do through our skin.
     
  5. dawnrae

    dawnrae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We had a day like that here in Western NY too! Threw open the coop door & windows & got a good cleaning in. Thought my girls would be out laying in the sun but the nosy biddys went out for about 15 minutes then headed back in, as if to supervise me & what I was doing to "their stuff" [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    I think they do it to collect heat as well. They are all about conserving energy.
     
  7. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah ny chickens have been doing a lot of this,psring never keft,crazy warm weather during the winter,we had some terrible winter days but they keft and brought warm weather.
     

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