Chicks keep scaring me!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by babyrnlc, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. babyrnlc

    babyrnlc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 30, 2011
    Tulsa, Ok
    These chicks keep scaring me. We had one out on a towel. It was rolling around on the town and would not walk on its feet. I thought, oh no, something is wrong. I pick it up and it perches fine on me and then walks on the side of the chair. I put it back on the towel and it starts doing it again, then I realize it was "dust bathing" on the towel lol!

    They are so funny! I am used to the dead chick look in the brooder when they are sleeping. Now they have to fake spraddle leg on me!
  2. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 7, 2008
    Scappoose Oregon
    I know what you mean. I've gotten more than a few frantics shouts from my DH when something is WRONG with his chicks!! LOL!
  3. nurseronda

    nurseronda Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 21, 2011
    I'm brand new to chicks and I totally can relate to the scare they send when flopping down to rest, they look dead. I keep checking on them to see if they are breathing.
  4. noodleroo

    noodleroo Snuggles with Chickens

    Apr 29, 2010
    Rockport, Tx
    I'm right there with you; I came home from lunch the other day and one of my grown hens was on her side in the yard with her legs stretched out in 'rubber chicken' form. I thought riggamortis had already set in... but no, she was just streched out in the sun...little stinker...
  5. ChickadeeMom

    ChickadeeMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 30, 2011
    West Virginia
    my chicks all do the rubber chicken in my freaked me out the first few times now its normal and i get to laugh at everyone else who freaks out when my fuzzy butts do it.
  6. llnmaw

    llnmaw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 22, 2011
    Spokane, WA
    Quote:me too! Kind of like I did with my kids....

  7. Rubyegg

    Rubyegg Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 16, 2011
    Winter Haven, FL
    Mine do the "Rubber Chicken" thing too and they scared me half to death the first time I saw it. At almost 3 weeks now the newest thing they do is trying to fall asleep on the perches like 'Big Girls'. Theyre heads droop....down, down, wobble a bit........down an half an inch further, down...........Cripes! I fell off! This is cheaper than an aquarium![​IMG]

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