Do chickens sunbath?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cnj-tx50, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. cnj-tx50

    cnj-tx50 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some of my hens lay on their side all streched out with the upside wing raised up ad ruffled feathers and snooze. The first time I saw this I thought they had died, but when I touched them they jumped up like that had been shot or something. So was just wondering if anyone else has hens that sunbath? Oh yea and it is 96 degrees here today and five are bathing!!
     
  2. crazyhen

    crazyhen Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes they love it. Esp. if it is a bit cool. They are funny here combining their dust bath and sunning themselves. LOL. Gloria Jean
     
  3. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Oh yes! That is most definitely typical chicken behavior! Mine love to sunbathe too! [​IMG]
     
  4. muell112

    muell112 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Like this? Mine were doing it earlier this year but I haven't caught them doing it lately. [​IMG]
     
  5. cnj-tx50

    cnj-tx50 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well they kinda scare the life out of me when they have a full body lay down and their eyes are closed!!!
     
  6. cnj-tx50

    cnj-tx50 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes!! Just like that only they lay all the way down on their side!! I have 24 and a Roo and 4 or 5 do this each day!!! I have started rattling the gate to annouce that I am there and they better get up or I will be very upset if one doesn't!!!!
     

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