chickmomma30

In the Brooder
11 Years
Apr 8, 2008
86
0
39
Odessa MO
I have a baby chick that is about a month old and is a barred rock that loves to lay on side and stretch its feet out. Now i have been around chickens since i was a teen and never ever seen this happen. I have been trying to gget a pic. never really able to get it quick enough. Have any of you seen this. Oh and yes it is still alive and running like crazy. I told my mother about it and she asked if it was dead. lol i asked same question. Any idea if this is a strange chick or have you seen this before?
 

farm_mom

Songster
11 Years
Mar 11, 2008
396
8
138
MI
Yup, I've seen it. Especially in a few on my Buff Orpingtons, some hens just like to kick back and relax I guess!!
 

luvmychicknkids

Canning Squirrel
11 Years
Mar 6, 2008
5,679
28
261
Floresville, Texas
My little ones do it all the time. They stretch out under the heat lamp, kinda roll to one side, and stretch that little leg out. I think they think it is a tanning bed. LOL
 

Portia

Songster
11 Years
Feb 29, 2008
919
22
149
South Central PA
Mine do it too. I just uploaded a video of a group dusting on my BYC webpage. When I went out yesterday I saw a heap of chicks with a couple legs sticking straight up in the air. My heart skipped a beat, then I realized they were doing their afternoon dusting.

<Edited to see if I can post the video here>


Tried to embed it, but I guess it didn't work..ah well.
 
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Harley's girl

Songster
11 Years
Mar 28, 2008
2,293
6
201
Ohio (way out in the country)
Here is how my newest babies sleep!!! Well, at least they did when they were little!!




I thought that they were dead the first time I seen them laying that way!!
But after so many batches I am used to it now!!!
 

JimnJanet

Songster
11 Years
Jan 29, 2008
537
1
159
S.W Pa.
My little baby 'cauanas do it all the time. Scared da bajeeebers out o' me first time i saw it. It looked like a flat road kill bird. I have a perch in thier brooder about 3" high and with the bedding it's only about an inch off the bedding. I have seen my babies lay on thier sides with thier little heads hangin over the perch lol
 

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