My sunbathing beauties...PICS

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by epeloquin, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. epeloquin

    epeloquin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A week or so ago my son and I noticed our six girls laying in the strangest position in the sun. The would lay on their side, stick their legs out and pull their wing up to expose their thigh and underside. Obviously they were sunning themselves. It was so cute but of course I didn't have a camera handy. I caught one of them (Brucie) doing it today, I'm hoping they all do it again. I have the camera ready.

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  2. poseygrace

    poseygrace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cute!!! i love when they do that.
     
  3. duckinnut

    duckinnut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are cute when they sun bath/dust bath. Until the get up and give themselves a good shake and it looks like the dust bowl from the 1930s. The always remind me of Pig Pen from Charlie Brown fame with a little cloud hanging around them.
     
  4. epeloquin

    epeloquin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's the funny thing, when they do this they don't dust bathe. In fact they either lay out on the grass or the leaves. When they dustbathe they have a couple spots around the coop where there is soft dirt that they use.

    In fact, here is a couple of pics of the same pullet dust bathing. On the bottom one you can just see one of my Rhodies dust bathing on the other side of the grate.

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  5. shellstewart

    shellstewart Out Of The Brooder

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    SO CUTE! Thanks for sharing the pics. I have barred rocks as well, and they are so much fun!
     
  6. epeloquin

    epeloquin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yeah, I love my Rocks. My Rhodies are great too but they don't like being held and are more aloof than the Rocks.
     

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