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Chicks keep scaring me!

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

  1. babyrnlc

    babyrnlc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    my chicks all do the rubber chicken in my brooder....it 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

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    Quote:me too! Kind of like I did with my kids....

    ~L.
     
  7. Rubyegg

    Rubyegg Out Of The Brooder

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    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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