Is this normal chicken behavior?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickenpoop77, Nov 18, 2015.

  1. chickenpoop77

    chickenpoop77 Out Of The Brooder

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    I will try and get a picture but when I take my chicks outside, they do this thing where they kind of lean over to one side and lie down. Sometimes they spread their wing and stretch out one leg while doing it as well. Is this something they do? I think they seem like they're just enjoying being outside but I don't know since i'm a newbie! TIA!
     
  2. chicken4prez

    chicken4prez Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi @chickenpoop77 your chicks are just sun bathing. Mine do that all the time. You will see your grown up chickens do that too. Welcome to BYC![​IMG]
     
  3. chicken4prez

    chicken4prez Overrun With Chickens

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    Its Normal too[​IMG]
     
  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    It's normal. Here are a few of my flock's chicks at 6 weeks old dust and sun bathing.
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  5. chickenpoop77

    chickenpoop77 Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh thank you!!! I thought they seemed happy but what do I know? Lol!
     
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  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I agree it can be disconcerting when you first see it, especially with your young birds. Sometimes they kick and flop around and look like they're having a seizure [​IMG], but they're just enjoying the sun and keeping themselves clean.
     
  8. pixichik

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    Mine do this too! It's so cute because they flop down in a pile together.
     
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    There was supposed to be a photo but it won't load it. On mobile, anyone else having this issue?
     

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