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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by CrAzYchickenguy, Oct 28, 2015.

  1. CrAzYchickenguy

    CrAzYchickenguy New Egg

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    two of my pullets have a strange habit of flopping over on their sides with their legs poking out in weird angles. They only do this first thing in the morning when the sun is shining on them. Is this a normal warm up exercise for my ladies or is there a deficiency in their diets that makes them do this as I am unable to determine if they are doing it on purpose or because they may be unwell.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. The behavior is perfectly normal. They are not ill they are sunbathing.
     
  3. appps

    appps Overrun With Chickens

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    Lol. Think we have probably all wondered if we have a dead or sick chook the first time you see one lying like that :). Just enjoying the morning sunshine :)
     
  4. Farmgirl0422

    Farmgirl0422 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine always do that out in the morning! Also [​IMG]!!!!
     
  5. CrAzYchickenguy

    CrAzYchickenguy New Egg

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    Thanks that's a relief, I suspected sunbathing but thought it could be dehydration or some kind of deficiency.[​IMG]
     
  6. CrAzYchickenguy

    CrAzYchickenguy New Egg

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    Its definitely a worry at first lol. They didnt like it when I told them no amount of sun is going to rid them of their bony dinosaur legs. [​IMG]
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Chickens love their sun spots - so do other animals dogs, cats, you name it. Feels good if you don't have to worry about sun damage.[​IMG]
     
  9. Frindizzle

    Frindizzle Guitar Girl <3 Premium Member

    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
     
  10. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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