Does your chicken do this?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ChickPeas, May 25, 2008.

  1. ChickPeas

    ChickPeas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've seen two of my 10 week old chicks do this...a cockerel and a pullet.

    After a fairly long dirt bath and nap afterwards, when they get up they are still in a crouched position like they can't straighten their legs all the way. They actually walk about in a squat for a minute or two and then begin to walk normally. [​IMG]

    What the heck?

    Can chickens legs fall asleep like ours do? I have no idea what would cause this.
     
  2. Jades Chickens

    Jades Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes I have seen them do that before. I guess it does kind of look like there legs are asleep or something like that. I do not know if they actually asleep or not. It is kind of funny though.
     
  3. ChickPeas

    ChickPeas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It scared the crap out of me the first time I saw it! Strange, isn't it? [​IMG]
     

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