My Chicks lay down with his/she's foot sticking out..?

chickzndahood

Chirping
6 Years
Mar 24, 2013
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Hi! Whenever I let my chicks outside, when they lay down, they stick one of there foot out. And no, they are not stretching. Instead of sticking them out form there behind, they stick there leg out at kind of the side. Not both legs but only one. They only do this when they lay down. They don't do this very often but when i do I poke them until they get up. And it seems like they only do this outside. I never saw them do this within there brooder. Is it normal? Somebody help!
 

farm_mom

Songster
11 Years
Mar 11, 2008
396
8
138
MI
Yes, this is normal behavior. They most likely are either dust bathing, or would like to. Do you have a nice dusty, sandy/dirty area for them to bathe in?
 

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