Holding Wings Out While Perching

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by zumzumfoxy, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. zumzumfoxy

    zumzumfoxy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey all!

    One of my girls- not sure if she's just hot or something- was letting her wings slouch slightly outward last night.

    This normal or is she getting sick? :< She's been active as usual otherwise.

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  2. BigDaddy'sGurl

    BigDaddy'sGurl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's just hot. [​IMG]
     
  3. flowergirl60

    flowergirl60 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 13, 2011
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    Mine do that when they are hot. What are your temps?
     
  4. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am sure she is just hot...mine do it also
     
  5. zumzumfoxy

    zumzumfoxy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It was 78 or so. [​IMG] I thought they were hot so I turned the AC on for a while. The other girls were fine.
     
  6. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    Sometimes they do that for balance also. It looks like your roost is round. She may just be trying to stay vertical. [​IMG]
     
  7. Egg Rookie 2010

    Egg Rookie 2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine have been like that nearly all day for about 2 months now....106 today and no signs of a cool down til October (as usual) poor hot girls. I have a broody too. I hope she makes it!
     
  8. zumzumfoxy

    zumzumfoxy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh man, that's seriously scary weather!!

    Hey, I have an idea. If you grab a plastic bin and flip it upside down with bags of ice taped to its interior side, the cold air will sink down and the girls can perch underneath it! It'll act like an air conditioner/cooler system if it works properly (hot air rises, cool air sinks).

    Let me know if it works out!
     

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