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Chicks laying on their side and stretching a wing

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by 64fyermun, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. 64fyermun

    64fyermun Out Of The Brooder

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    This is my second set of chicks. When I let them outside, they wind up laying against the side of the pen and stretching one wing out. It seems weird, is their skin irritated or something? They act fine, I just don't want them suffering. I appreciate any help.
     
  2. krcote

    krcote Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are "sunning" themselves [​IMG]
     
  3. Hegatha

    Hegatha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine do this I think its a way of Basking in the sun lol
     
  4. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

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    [​IMG] They are just enjoying the sun. It always scares people the first time they do it. Sometimes they will fall to the ground completely and look like they are dead.
     
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  5. nanawendy

    nanawendy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    isn't that the sweetest thing. As long as you know it's normal.
     
  6. BarnGoddess01

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    Sunbathing - freaked out ALL my friends when I posted pictures on facebook. [​IMG] It means your birds are enjoying the day.
     
  7. 64fyermun

    64fyermun Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the help! They are going to wind up being as sorry as I am on a warm sunny day!
     
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  8. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Kinda like this, huh?
    [​IMG]

    Almost looks like a double homicide.

    I have a couple that even do it in the brooder, under the heat lamp. I have pulled the lamp far enough away that they jump to the edge of the brooder and balance there, leaning and spreading out one wing... then turning the other way to warm the other wing!
     
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  9. SussexInSeattle

    SussexInSeattle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like it even better when my whole flock goes down and it looks like a massacre![​IMG]
     
  10. Emmalion

    Emmalion Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I loved watching my guys do this during the summer. They are just too cute when the roll to the other side to even out their tan. [​IMG]
     

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