Wondering what is going on!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 7beauties, May 14, 2011.

  1. 7beauties

    7beauties In the Brooder

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    I'm a first timer and I'm wondering what one of our chicks is doing. He or she, roams around and lays down on it's side. Then it pops back up and roams around some more, is there something wrong health wise or what could it be doing? Our chicks are about 3 weeks old now. Any info would be appreciated.[​IMG]
     

  2. benjoycei

    benjoycei Songster

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    Maybe it's practicing sun bathing or dustbathing
     
  3. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    Chicks melt in the sun. Happens to everyone.
     
  4. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Crowing

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    Chicks and adults do lay on their side and then kick dirt or wood shavings around when dust bathing. I'm not sure about the roaming around behavior. I have also seen chicks lay on their side and stretch. I suppose if there are not any other behaviors or symptoms that are concerning, it likely not a problem.
     
  5. 7beauties

    7beauties In the Brooder

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    ok. That's a relief! Thanks:D
     
  6. Mama Hen Chris

    Mama Hen Chris Songster

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    They sure do melt in the sun, especially in AZ. [​IMG] They sure do love to sunbathe. This was their first outside adventure. (They are 10 months old now.)

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  7. ah well what's a chick to do other than roam around and then lay down once in a while? [​IMG]
     

  8. 7beauties

    7beauties In the Brooder

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    Quote:wow! they are little cuties! That pose does look very familiar:)
     
  9. 7beauties

    7beauties In the Brooder

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    To Chick-in-Florida: I didn't think of it that way! haha I just assumed something was wrong, no more assuming for me! [​IMG]
     
  10. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:I needed that laught Laree, thanks [​IMG]

    I guess that's what the brown stuff is that you find left behind is huh? Melted chicken? [​IMG]
     

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