Is this normal for a guinea keet to do?

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by Rainstorm, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. Rainstorm

    Rainstorm Songster

    May 25, 2009
    Lake Placid FLorida
    ive noticed hes been sleeping like this for the past week.. is it something i should be worried about? or is he short a few feathers?


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  2. Soccer Mom

    Soccer Mom Songster

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    Nothing to worry about. They all "assume the dead position" when sleeping. The first one about gave me a heart attack. (OMG! They're all dead!) Now I just chuckle.
     
  3. Rainstorm

    Rainstorm Songster

    May 25, 2009
    Lake Placid FLorida
    LOL ok thank you
     
  4. Soccer Mom

    Soccer Mom Songster

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    BTW: That is the best photo of the "Dead Baby" sleep position I may have seen. Tooooooooo cute.
     
  5. mainstays

    mainstays In the Brooder

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    I got scared when I first saw mine to that... after I realized they wern't dead I loved it.

    Yes that is a great picture! I think they are just adorable when they do it.
     
  6. darkmatter

    darkmatter Songster

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    Yes, I ordered 30 keets this year and they would sleep like that, only all of them would be in a circle, feet in, head out around the heat spot from the light. I called it the doughnut effect, the wife called it a wagonwheel. Sorry, I didn't take pictures.
     
  7. mommyof5

    mommyof5 In the Brooder

    Wow, glad to see that is normal behavior I thought my babies were nuts when I saw one sleeping like that. One continually leaves his head in the feeder, reminding me of the baby falling asleep in the highchair.
     
  8. annaserv

    annaserv In the Brooder

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    Love how those legs go straight back. Like it's passed out. When I got mine the first day they were sleeping like that and I assumed they had a really rough ride (after figuring out they weren't dead or dying) But they slept like that often afterwards.
     
  9. morninggloryhatchery

    morninggloryhatchery Songster

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    yes it is normal if it scares you when they do this you can out something inside they could roost on so they will roost instead of sleeping looking like it is dead. Works with mine [​IMG]. Compared to chickens Guineas LOVE to roost


    Hope i helps,
    Joy
     
  10. Rainstorm

    Rainstorm Songster

    May 25, 2009
    Lake Placid FLorida
    I do but they just look at me like im crazy then lay down and sleep LOL
     

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