chicks laying on one side & holding one wing out?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mikemason, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. mikemason

    mikemason Hatching

    Apr 17, 2010
    Hooksett, NH
    so I took my 6 chicks out in the yard to get some sun and eat ants, they are about 5-6 weeks old.
    they started laying on one side & holding one wing out then they jump up and run a little.

    one did it first, I thought she loss her footing, but then all the others started doing it.
    I have noticed every time one learns a trick they all start doing it... but any clue what they are doing?

    Thanks, Mike

  2. calicokat

    calicokat Songster

    Apr 2, 2009
    azalia, indiana
    They're just relaxing. But yeah, it does worry you to see [​IMG]
  3. emys

    emys Songster

    Nov 19, 2008
    Soaking up the sun exposing as much of their body to the heat as possible. and being cute.
  4. BeccaOH

    BeccaOH Morning Gem Farm

    Oct 3, 2008
    east central Ohio
    Sunning themselves or also could be dust bathing position.

    Chicks sure can put themselves in odd positions, especially in sleep. [​IMG]
  5. Sunbathing...they will do it all their lives.
  6. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    They are sunbathing. Now all they need are sunglasses and a pina colada.
  7. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Free Ranging

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Like this? They're sunbathing.
  8. Mandalina

    Mandalina Songster

    Apr 1, 2009
    They obviously need some little tiny sunglasses and mixed drinks while they enjoy their sun [​IMG]
  9. hddm3

    hddm3 In the Brooder

    Sep 1, 2009
  10. mikemason

    mikemason Hatching

    Apr 17, 2010
    Hooksett, NH
    Wow !!

    Thanks for all the quick reply's!!

    as to "new2chooks" photo.. ya that's it!

    everyday these little girls have a new trick, & I just want to know I'm doing OK for them.

    Thanks again everyone!

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