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Hen playing dead?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MacFarmer, Jan 26, 2014.

  1. MacFarmer

    MacFarmer New Egg

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    Our hen has not been well but seems better. But, yesterday she started the strangest behavior. She will act completely normal and then just lay down on her side and literally look dead. After a bit she wakes up and all is well. What is this?[​IMG]
     
  2. memphis

    memphis Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like she is sun bathing. Or taking a dust bath. My chickens favorite things to do, second to treats of course!
     
  3. MacFarmer

    MacFarmer New Egg

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    Here is the video.
     
  4. DeckDuck

    DeckDuck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks like she's sun bathing. It's quite normal [​IMG]
     
  5. memphis

    memphis Overrun With Chickens

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    Cute video. Sally is fine. She's just sun bathing. Mine do it all the time.
     

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