2.5 day old chicks...are quiet...too quiet?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Sarah47201, Jan 18, 2018.

  1. Sarah47201

    Sarah47201 In the Brooder

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    I picked up my chicks about 24 hours ago and they were very vocal. They've been in the brooder all day, eating, drinking, getting their leg bands removed and under the warmer...but tonight they have been silent. I keep checking on them thinking something is wrong. Am I just being paranoid?!? Is it normal for them to quiet down once they've had time to settle in? My last hatch was noisy all day long so I think that's why I'm so worried.
     
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  2. lissalischicks

    lissalischicks Songster

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    Do they look like they are sleeping? When my chicks were sleeping they were extremely quiet.
     
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  3. Sarah47201

    Sarah47201 In the Brooder

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    Here's a photo...I may just be driving myself crazy because they are so quiet.
     

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  4. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

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    when they are in the brooder is part heated and part not
     
  5. lissalischicks

    lissalischicks Songster

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    they are very cute!!! They look like they are sleeping!~
     
  6. JaeG

    JaeG Free Ranging

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    Chicks tend to peep when something is wrong. A change of home would've thrown them a bit so they would've been a bit worried, plus wondering where their buddies went if some were left behind, calling for them. They look pretty relaxed and happy in your photo so looks like they've settled in. As long as they have times when they are active and eating, and times when they are snoozing they should be fine.

    It's just like being a first time parent! You'll worry about everything! :lol:
     
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  7. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Free Ranging

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    Aww, they are so CUTE! They're sleeping & from the look of it, you're warming them with a heating pad? IF so you'll find they are alot quieter. calm & not so skittish. I used to use a heat lamp, when I switched to the MHP they learned the difference with night & day. They were alot quieter with MHP than lamp. You're doing great, enjoy & :welcome
     
  8. kumquat

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    :goodpost:
     
  9. moniquem

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    So darn cute! They are sleeping.......I cant wait to get my first ever chicks in April
     
  10. The simple fact that they have their eyes closed or mostly closed means to me that they are sleeping the sleep of the just.
     

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