Laying on Side

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ZuniBee, May 19, 2007.

  1. ZuniBee

    ZuniBee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I took my two week old chicks outside today for their second venture outside. They were all laying on their side with one leg extended and the wing on the same side extended open like an umbrella. I was wondering why they do that? To make them look bigger? To shade them? It was pretty cool....
     
  2. daubernut

    daubernut Out Of The Brooder

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    I would say they are enjoying the sun & basking in it.
     
  3. Critter Crazy

    Critter Crazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2007
    Binghamton, NY
    Yup they are sunbathing![​IMG]
     
  4. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Yup, sunbathing. I thought mine were having some kind of seizure or something the first time. First time hubby saw it he came running in the house telling me one of my chicks was dying!
     
  5. Cheri

    Cheri Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hubby knew what they were doing and he was laughing.
     
  6. lcountry

    lcountry Out Of The Brooder

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    Ohmygosh! THANK YOU for not knowing! [​IMG] When we brought our little babies home two of them were about a week old. They had been on a wire cage in the feed store and we put them onto a solid floor. One of the "bigger" birds pretty soon, flopped over, scratched around and laid there. Getting up, flopping and scratching around every so often.

    I was so sure that a BAD sign, I told my kids I thought she was dying to try to break the news gently. A few days later as the others started doing it, I figured out what it was! Sooo glad she's fine, but boy did I feel like a goober! (In all honesty, I STILL watch pretty closely when they do it. Can't help myself.)

    Lisa
     
  7. Cheri

    Cheri Chillin' With My Peeps

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    After the man took the boys away I went in to check on the ones left. They were laying like that in a sun spot. One kept scratching his leg like his was having a seizure or something. Good thing I knew what was going on.
     

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