Activity in 1 week old chicks (White Rocks)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by WagarFamilyFarm, May 26, 2008.

  1. WagarFamilyFarm

    WagarFamilyFarm In the Brooder

    May 13, 2008
    Nashville, IN

    As you can tell from my info on the left, I am somewhat new to the forum and real new to chickens so I still have questions... Speaking of which, how much sleep should the chicks be getting at 1 full week old? They are active however, they also seem to sleep quite a bit. We'll go down to check on them and they will be just laying around. If we "rattle" the brooder, they'll get up eat, drink, scratch and so on, but then when we check on them again, it's all zzzzzzzz's (sleeping).. Is this normal?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing

    They will sleep a lot like that when they're young. They are either dead asleep or running around like crazy. No in between! You may even notice a chick running around, then crash into a dead sleep. That's normal, too. They are just like any other baby.
  3. smith2

    smith2 Songster

    Jan 5, 2008
    Paris, TN
    Ditto! I just hatched 15 babies and they are sleeping a lot or running around chasing each other--no in between. Have fun and enjoy them. Just like all babies they grow up fast.[​IMG]

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