Wing and legs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MonkeyZero, Sep 20, 2007.

  1. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    Well, my 2 month old chicks have this habit. When I remove the botton tray(which hold the poop)(it has wire above it) and I put the chicks on the grass my chicks spread out their wings far and sit down. And when they sit, one kinda shakes it butt and then sits. When they sit, they kinda tilt with 1 of their legs sticking out. The wing covers this leg when tthey do this. They only do this on the grass Why???
    Is it normal?
     
  2. MayberrySaint

    MayberrySaint Chillin' Out

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    normal...[​IMG]
     
  3. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    thank god! I wasthinking they were dying, or were too fat![​IMG]
     
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    They must like grass or sun since thats a sure sign they are enjoying themselves.
     
  5. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    oh. I also thought they hate the sun! [​IMG]

    Hey is it ok to keep the chicks in the garage, with an old chevy astro, that is used for about 5-6 hrs a day, or will they die?
     
  6. akcskye

    akcskye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They're sunning, if you ask me.

    My ladies love my dirt pile in the middle of the yard...when I let them free range, they do almost identically what you're saying...beat around in the dirt, and then spread out.

    Sometimes they look dead...they'll fall asleep like that, even!!!

    Just chicks lovin the nice weather.
     
  7. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    I like the way they sleep, so cute![​IMG]
     
  8. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    As long as you're venting the exhaust the chicks should be okay...carbon monoxide can build up with internal combustion engines and wipe everyone out...even people.
     
  9. FrankBlissett

    FrankBlissett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't worry about it - it's just them taking a sun bath.

    Though I certainly know where you're coming from. Our first chicks were raised in through the winter in the basement. when we finally took them out to a real coop, one started sunnign and I got quite conserned. Picked her up, baby-ed her, set her down. Took me a little while to figure things out.

    -Frank
     
  10. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    Now instead of the garage, they will live in my room.
     

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