sticking their leg out

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bigmommy, Jul 12, 2008.

  1. bigmommy

    bigmommy Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi-
    I have 8 brand new Silkie Babies, and you should know that I am completely new to chickens!!!! Never had any, never knew anyone with any, NEVER thought I would be writing this!!! I've read the books, and everyone seems to be doing great so far. They are 3 days old, very active,all eating and drinking, pecking, running around, and sleeping well. BUT they all stick out 1 leg straight back and stretch it (like they are ice skating) usually before they lay down. I don't think it's spradle leg because they all have straight strong legs and no problem getting around. What is going on with them???
    Thanks
     
  2. homeandbarnbasics

    homeandbarnbasics Out Of The Brooder

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    They are just stretching. the probably drop the wing on that side a little when they do it too. Don't worry, sounds like they are jsut getting comfy for their nap.[​IMG]
     
  3. amyquilt

    amyquilt Serama Mama

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    I think they are just stretching. My silkies do that, too.
     
  4. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    All of mine do that...they are stretching getting ready to lay down. Many times mine kick a leg out and spread their wing out to sleep, SO CUTE!
     
  5. bigmommy

    bigmommy Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you everyone for the fast and reassuring replys!!! I feel so much better, and now I can just sit back and watch the babies play![​IMG]
     
  6. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Mine would fall over at that age when they'd stretch. Enjoy the entertainment factor of having chicks!
     
  7. donnap1967

    donnap1967 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Stretching is exactly what they are doing. Nothing to worry about...we all do it once in a while. Mine do the stretch with the wing out too. In fact my silkie was mid stretch in a patch of sunshine when she decided to just flop down and catch some rays [​IMG]

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  8. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    I'd stretch a LOT if I had been holed up in that tiny shell for 21 days!!
     
  9. robinaggie

    robinaggie Flew the Coop

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    No kidding! I'm watching Silkies hatch right now, and those eggs are TINY!
     
  10. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    They are...aren't they. Kind of like my bantam cochin eggs. That's what we are concentrating on raising now. All colors of bantam cochins...Those are some tiny babies too.
     

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