It so cracks me up!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by amyquilt, Jul 26, 2008.

  1. amyquilt

    amyquilt Serama Mama

    May 17, 2008
    Amarillo, TX
    When all of a sudden a chick sticks out it's wing and leg and falls over on the ground to sun. [​IMG]

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  2. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    I know! I love that! So cute.
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Yesterday all but one of my chicks, so 17 of them, squeezed into their favorite spot to take a dirt bath. The spot is about 2 ft. long by one foot wide; so they were really crowded. Meanwhile, the only other chick, Airhead, found another spot for dust bathing and had the whole area to herself. I'm thinking I might want to reconsider her name.
    You're right, it's alot of fun to watch.
  4. We had to make ours a sand box! They look like they're having spasms. We treat the sand with DE to prevent infestations. Loads of fun, I must get pics.[​IMG]
  5. amyquilt

    amyquilt Serama Mama

    May 17, 2008
    Amarillo, TX
    Our DE is on the way from Spatcher here on BYC. As soon as it arrives, it will be applied to their coop and run.

    Dh was watching the chicks night before last and got to see, first hand, what I was telling him about. He thought it was quite amusing, too. lol
  6. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    I have 15 week old chicks in the house in there box with shavings and they do it under the heat lamp in a pile of shavings...Thought it was cute to see the older ones do it outside intill i saw the babies do it.
  7. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

    Jul 5, 2007
    Sevier County, TN
    Chickens dustbathing are hilarious.
    But my favorite part is watching them get up from the dirt and run! Remember Pigpen from Charlie Brown? That's what they look like with clouds of dust around them and bigger bits dripping out of their feathers [​IMG]
    And then they shake off!!! [​IMG]

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