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We just got some 10 day old Australopes (first time chick parents!) and they have mostly just been sleeping since we got home. Is that normal? Do chicks just sleep most of the time or should I expect them to be up and about more in the next few days as they get used to their new home?
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newly hatched chicks sleep a LOT - like if they're not eating or pooping they are sleeping - as they get older and develop their muscles they will start moving about like crazy

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We just got some 10 day old Australopes (first time chick parents!) and they have mostly just been sleeping since we got home. Is that normal? Do chicks just sleep most of the time or should I expect them to be up and about more in the next few days as they get used to their new home?

Well, it's been 2 days and no more posts...I hope they're OK.

 

At 10 days they should be fairly active.....eating and drinking at least.

Where did you get them and how are you housing/heating/feeding them?

 

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Edited by aart - 3/8/16 at 3:25pm

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply
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