fainting chick???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by m2wandc, May 9, 2009.

  1. m2wandc

    m2wandc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have let my girls out to play in the yard yesterday (1st time) and today (2nd time)

    both times the minute my buff orpington gets out of the dog crate kennel I use to carry them outside to the x-pen, she lays down sprawled out and doesn't move...she looks like she died instantly...then she'll get up and act normal pecking around, etc...but what is with this strange behavior first thing they are set free outside?
     
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  2. sonarjay

    sonarjay Out Of The Brooder

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    is she laying on her side with her wing stretched out? if she is shes just sunning.
     
  3. love4mychick

    love4mychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    shes just resting
     
  4. m2wandc

    m2wandc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes, she lays down on her side with one wing stretched out...

    that's just purely enjoying the sunshine...??? huH?? interesting....

    she's the coolest bird...I'm 90% sure if SHE is a HE my hubby would be OK with keeping 'him' ...but the others not so sure... [​IMG]

    I thought maybe she was "playing dead" for some instinctual reason???
     
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Yep, just soaking up the rays. Wait till they find a wonderful dustbath hole and they all go into their Zen mode.
     
  6. m2wandc

    m2wandc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She had a pretty knarly dust bath in her shavings this afternoon and I was worried she might suffocate after she literally buried her whole head under the shavings...but she's fine! [​IMG]
     

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