strange sleeping/resting position

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Kriquet, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. Kriquet

    Kriquet Out Of The Brooder

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    So I just brought home the MOST adorable easter egger chick and buff orpington chick and they are totally different than my other 4 chicks!

    The BO who is only a few days old bosses the much larger 1 1/2 week old chicks around and steals their mealworms!

    The easter egger who is just a gem insists on sleeping and resting by laying completely on her side with her feet sticking straight out and her wings unfurled sort of like a blanket! It's terribly cute - but honestly - how common is this position for other chicks?[​IMG]
     
  2. SuziQ991

    SuziQ991 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    honestly I don't know, but I would love to see a picture. How cute!
     
  3. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

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    ;)kinda looks like they are dead eh?
    thats very common, happened to all of mine too! wont happen for long tho
     
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I've seen lots of my chicks sleep like that... funnee.
     
  5. PICTURE:

    Gotta have a PICTURE:

    Please, Please, a PICTURE:

    Every one loves baby chicks and there crazy sleeping positions.
     
  6. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    They will give you heart failure many times over, looking for all the world that they have died. It's normal, some do it, some don't.

    Wait until they go outside and start dustbathing together! It looks like a huge pile of dead chickens- and then one blinks. [​IMG] Scared me the first time I saw it.


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  7. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Yep...mine do it too...lol...just two of them. I never knew chick(en)s could/would sleep sideways...lol [​IMG]
     
  8. mountainchick5

    mountainchick5 Out Of The Brooder

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    This sounds like what my chickens do outside when "sunbathing"
    It looks like they should have sunglasses and a cold drink in hand.
     
  9. Kriquet

    Kriquet Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank heavens there are other strange sleepers out there![​IMG]

    I keep trying to get a picture but every single time I sneak up on the brooder - one of those silly Wyandottes spies me and wakes everyone up because she thinks it's 'treat time'!!

    I'll keep trying - it really is totally adorable!

    And I can't wait to see them dustbathing in a heap! That's FUNNY![​IMG]
     
  10. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:That's not half as bad as them laying sunning themselves! They'll let you get within a few feet of them before jumping up and running away like you are going to eat them, when all the while you were thinking they had dropped dead! [​IMG]

    My favorites are the ones that sleep standing up with the tops of their heads on the floor [​IMG]
     

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