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Do roos often roll around on the ground?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by stone_family3, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never seen Bruno (15 ish weeks) roll around and rub on the ground. He does stand if you approach him and walk fine. Normal?
     
  2. Sjisty

    Sjisty Scribe of Brahmalot

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    Very normal - Dust bathing or even just enjoying the warm sun.
     
  3. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    You say you've never seen him do it, but he stands up when you approach him? I'm a little confused.

    But I *think* you are talking about dust bathing, all chickens do it. First time I saw it, I went tearing out the door thinking they were dead! [​IMG] Some are subtle about it, some dang near bury themselves!
     
  4. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well when I saw him today I freaked and went towards the run and he got up and took a few steps between going back to his business (rolling in the dirt). I had to leave and when I came back he was doing it again.

    I actually recorded it because I didn't know if it was normal. Now I kinda feel stupid [​IMG]
     
  5. ladyride

    ladyride Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When you first see it you think they are having a seizure or something . Funny little critters. [​IMG]
     
  6. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes they are, he definitely seemed to like rubbing his head on the ground.
     

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