Want to see what scared my daughter to death yesterday?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chickens in Elmwood, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. Chickens in Elmwood

    Chickens in Elmwood Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 6, 2009
    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!
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2009
  2. chickerdoodle

    chickerdoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 21, 2009
    What a sweet daughter!! To tell the truth I would have had to check them too but I don't have experience yet...[​IMG]
  3. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 17, 2009
    My Coop
    [​IMG] I have to admit, they looked dead to me. That poor baby.
  4. Kat'sChicks

    Kat'sChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 20, 2009
    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?
  5. ruby

    ruby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2008
    Gold Hill, Alabama
    were they taking a dust bath?
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    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.
  7. CityClucks

    CityClucks The Center of a 50 Mile Radius

    Jan 31, 2009
    Tulsa, OK
    What pretty, happy birds!
  8. Stefrobrts

    Stefrobrts Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 15, 2009
    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!
  9. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

    Nov 25, 2007
    High Desert, CA
    [​IMG] 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! [​IMG] Sure scared me! The chickens sure know how to make our hearts stop don't they! [​IMG]
  10. Chickens in Elmwood

    Chickens in Elmwood Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 6, 2009
    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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