ok they are flopping around...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by andrea98, May 14, 2009.

  1. andrea98

    andrea98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok they seem to only do this at night ..
    they lay on the botton flop around like they are dust bathing .. is this normal the one is completely on its side!! do i need to provide them something to "bathe" in? do both sexes do this flopping ... are they just making a bed...they are 5 1/2 week old banties...
     
  2. debakadeb

    debakadeb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are just taking a dust bath. [​IMG]
     
  3. rainbowgardens

    rainbowgardens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I caught my 2 1/2 week old speckled sussex "bathing" yesterday.
     
  4. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love seeing that! My 5 week olds are just now doing it.
     
  5. Wendy_Darling

    Wendy_Darling New Egg

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    The first time I set my EE chick down on a washcloth I thought something was terribly wrong with her. I thought she had broken her legs or gotten into poison. She LOVED that washcloth. She rolled around all over it with her legs sticking straight out behind her. None of the others were quite so dramatic in their 'dust bath'. It was pretty amazing.
     
  6. andrea98

    andrea98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:that is what mine is that flops the most dramatically.. so much that it kicks bedding all over the place!!!
     
  7. kgeorge

    kgeorge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love seeing the chicks "dusting". I also like it when they stretch out under the brooder light and stretch their little wing out while on their side and then take a nap. It is so cute.

    I like seeing the big chickens dusting, too. They look so happy and content.
     

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