Weird behavior with chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Willow's Meadow, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. Willow's Meadow

    Willow's Meadow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I take my 3 1/2 week old chicks out to play some of them will lay down on there side with one wing out a little bit. Is this normal? Why do they do this? Are they hot or are they just enjoying the sunshine? They all seem fine I just don't know why they do it.
     
  2. twix1234

    twix1234 Out Of The Brooder

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    My silkies do the same. I think that how they starting doing dust bathing. [​IMG]
     
  3. loverOFchickens

    loverOFchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Perfectly normal! [​IMG] They do it to get sunlight it is often accompanied by dust bathing.
     
  4. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    They are enjoying the fine life you have given them, nothing to worry about [​IMG]

    Pictures pleeezzzzzzz [​IMG]
     
  5. justtoni44

    justtoni44 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a Delaware hen with one chick.....What a treat to watch it copy mom.
    first laying in it's side with it's head stretched out..now doing the dust bath.....[​IMG]
     
  6. My adult chickens lay on their sides sprawled out like they are dead.

    They are just enjoying the lovelies.
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    working on their suntan.[​IMG]
     
  8. swimchick

    swimchick Out Of The Brooder

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    my chicks lay out for the sun and then they roll and then get a dusk bath yes its fine

    marissa [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. chickp

    chickp Out Of The Brooder

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    Yep, learning how! The first time dh saw one do that he was like "come here, something's WRONG!!!" nope, just dust bathing. [​IMG] but it sure looks funny with the little ones!
     
  10. chicknduck

    chicknduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine do it too. It is so exciting to see them have such a good time whie they are exploring.
     

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