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Is this normal?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Frizzlett98, Aug 25, 2014.

  1. Frizzlett98

    Frizzlett98 Songster

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    Is it normal for a chicken to sleep while standing up? I've noticed 3 of mine doing that today. I'm worried because I bought a chick in the Spring that was sleeping while standing up with it's head on the ground. Mine have their heads up when they do it but I'm a little worried.I ended up giving that chick to my neighbor and I'm pretty sure it died because I haven't seen it at all.
     

  2. Frizzlett98

    Frizzlett98 Songster

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    Is it normal?
     
  3. ShinShien

    ShinShien Crowing

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    Mine take naps standing up.
     
  4. Frizzlett98

    Frizzlett98 Songster

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    Mine did but only for a short while. I just read that it could be a sign of illness if they do it a lot. So I hope mine don't do it too long.
     

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