Is this normal?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ErikaRI, Jun 3, 2017.

  1. ErikaRI

    ErikaRI Chirping

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    So, I took advantage of some sun and brought our 4 chicks (about 3 weeks old) outside today, and put them in the run while I cleaned their brooder. They didn't know what to do at first but then got busy pecking around, flapping their wings, etc.

    Anyway, my golden-laced Wyandotte started nestling herself into the ground and just hanging out. Fine, np. But then my silver-laced started doing the same thing—but then she leaned over to one side and sort of lifted up one wing. She stayed there for a moment, then straightened up and did the same thing on her other side. It looked for all the world like she was sunning her belly.

    Is this normal? I never saw my last batch do this. It was sort of freaky, but she seems totally fine otherwise. She then got up and went back to pecking at the ground...

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  2. Hybridchucks

    Hybridchucks Queen Of The Coop

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    i believe she's sunning herself! or stretching!!!! xx nothing to worry about xx
     
  3. Hybridchucks

    Hybridchucks Queen Of The Coop

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    the chick on the right at front is a wee cockerel! xx (all the same age, right?)
     
  4. ErikaRI

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    We think they're all the same age. The woman we got them from said they were 2 weeks old, so they should be about 25 days by now. But they seemed small, so I'm taking a few days off and assuming her breeder sent her a range.

    And crap, how do you know? One is definitely a bit larger. That's one of the Wyandottes that you pointed out, but I can't quite tell which one. Of course, we can't have roosters here...
     
  5. Hybridchucks

    Hybridchucks Queen Of The Coop

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    Mmmm..... the legs are bigger and chunkier! Plus comb is bigger than the others! (from what i see anyway)
     
  6. ErikaRI

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    Well, I'll keep an eye on them. She did say she can take roosters back, so at least I have an option...
     
  7. Hybridchucks

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    Thats good! xx
     

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