two week old chicks holding wings out away from body

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by herbsherbsflowers, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. herbsherbsflowers

    herbsherbsflowers Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2008
    Covington, GA

    My chicks don't always do this, but my husband is concerned that they tend to hold their wings out away from their body. I just think they are looking for an opportunity to fly over the top of the box. If they do this are they too warm? They are not panting or staying away from the light or anything like that. Let me know what you think.

  2. fullhouse

    fullhouse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2008
    They stretch! Wait until they dust bathe, you'll think they are having a seizure. [​IMG]
  3. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    I think you're onto something..they are probably too warm. Do they have enough space to get away from the heat lamp to a cool spot in the brooder? Also, be sure to provide fresh cool water daily, as they will use this to cool down as well. Sometimes if the water is too close to the lamp, it gets warm so you could check that.

  4. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    That is what chicks do to cool off when they are too warm.
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I agree, they sound like they are too warm.
  6. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    My phheasant did that at one point in time. I think it might just be a stage in there featrhering

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