Want to see what scared my daughter to death yesterday?

Chickens in Elmwood

Songster
10 Years
Jul 6, 2009
133
1
109
Elmwood, WV
So, my Dear Daughter came running inside yesterday, screaming, "WHAT HAPPENED TO THE CHICKENS, MOMMA! I THINK THEY ARE ALL DEAD!"

Crying hysterics ensued, her practically hanging off of my leg as I went to the backdoor and saw this:






I told her they were definitely NOT dead, but she didn't believe it until she saw them get up and run away. My poor baby does love her chickens!
 
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chickerdoodle

Songster
10 Years
Aug 21, 2009
1,610
25
179
Oregon
What a sweet daughter!! To tell the truth I would have had to check them too but I don't have experience yet...
 

Kat'sChicks

Chirping
10 Years
Jun 20, 2009
130
1
99
Minonk, IL
Poor kid! I can relate to that....the first few weeks my chicks were outside relaxing and I saw them stretched out like that I panicked too, until they raised heads and gave me a sleepy stare. Our horses do it too and even though I know they're napping, I still check to see if they're breathing, just because.
But isn't it good to know your daughter is observant and caring?
 

gritsar

Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!
12 Years
Nov 9, 2007
28,906
293
421
SW Arkansas
I found all of mine like that yesterday too. Naps a few at a time, I'm used to. Yesterday the whole flock just laid down and dozed.
 

Stefrobrts

Chirping
10 Years
Sep 15, 2009
64
3
82
Ha ha ha! I've seen mine sunning themselves like that, and I've had to go over for a closer look to make sure there hadn't been a massacre! You know those are some happy chickens when they are that comfortable!
 

BarkerChickens

Microbrewing Chickenologist
12 Years
Nov 25, 2007
3,508
20
244
High Desert, CA
I had a hen on her side in "hard" dirt (so definitely not a dirt bath!) with her feet out to side. She had a wing held funny too and I went running over since it was a HOT day and I thought she died of heat stroke! She was sun bathing!
Sure scared me! The chickens sure know how to make our hearts stop don't they!
 

Chickens in Elmwood

Songster
10 Years
Jul 6, 2009
133
1
109
Elmwood, WV
yes, my husband tilled over our old garden spot about 4 times on Monday. The chickens are LOVING all the loose dirt to roll around in. As an added bonus, they sometimes find bugs in there, too. Dustbathing and then laying in the sun. They like it, my daughter doesn't! :lol
 

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