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My Chicken Plays Dead

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by 7AcreOrganics, May 3, 2008.

  1. 7AcreOrganics

    7AcreOrganics In the Brooder

    Apr 11, 2008
    Ashland Oregon
    My two week old RIR plays dead when you pick him up. He immidiatley closes the eyes, and head lols to the side. When you put him down he perks up and runs off. No other chick we have had, over 100, has done this! He runs to a hand in the brooder, though, and likes to peck at you, and really does not seem scared.
  2. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    LMAO My dog caught a baby goose years ago that played dead like that. When I ran up on her I thought she had killed it. Picked it up, still limp. But then I noticed it was breathing fine and eventually even peeked at me to see if I was still there. Sat it down on the ground and it got up and ran off..LOL Maybe this chick was a canadian goose ina past life [​IMG] hehehe
  3. jjthink

    jjthink Crowing 11 Years

    Jan 17, 2007
    New Jersey

  4. jeaucamom

    jeaucamom Songster

    Oct 1, 2007
    Ophir, CA
    Ours all do it when you hold them on their backs, but never just by picking them up. That is beyond cute!!
  5. Cheekon

    Cheekon Songster

    Jan 26, 2008
    Awesome! [​IMG]
  6. GoChick 101

    GoChick 101 In the Brooder

    May 3, 2008
    :eek: ROTFL :eek:
    Last edited: May 3, 2008
  7. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    It really looks like its dead :mad: I have had sheep that do the same thing.
  8. mandomama

    mandomama Songster

    Mar 18, 2008
    corvallis oregon
    That ones a keeper!
  9. McGoo

    McGoo Songster

    I've got a little Easter Egger who falls off to sleep every time I pick her up.... and her little head falls on my hand as she knocks off for the holding. She loves to be held and always gets as close to me as possible in the crate so that I'll pick her up.

    I love it [​IMG]
  10. fivebigreds

    fivebigreds Songster

    Sep 9, 2007
    middle Tennessee
    My old english game roo did that once and we thought we had killed him but, my hubby said that he had fainted.

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