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Baby chix 2weeks old sleeping a lot..

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Sissy, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. Sissy

    Sissy Songster

    Jul 18, 2007
    Sevier county, Tn.
    My 20 new fuzzy butts seem to sleep a lot
    where as visting the farm store the other day.. theirs
    are peeping like they are have a jam session.LOL
    mine eat n drink and then sleep.
    I thought
    they would be more active . they are almost 2weeks old.
    have them with 85 degree temp and plenty
    of chicstarter feed and water changed 3-4 time a day.
    sometimes 5 if they made a mess.

  2. 98 gt

    98 gt a man of many... chickens

    Jan 14, 2009
    Marshville NC
    Shhhh.. They're sleeping... I mean growing..
  3. crazyhen

    crazyhen Crowing

    Aug 26, 2008
    mtns of ,NC.
    Some sleep more than others. My hatchery ones were hyper. The ones from speckled hen sleep and play and grow. and eat. WOW do they ever eat. My others did not eat as much at this stage. I love it. Jean
  4. minna

    minna Songster

    Oct 15, 2008
    Burnsville, MS
    THey are all different and they go through stages. I have 9 in the brooder right now. 2 of them are lazy. They will walk over and get a drink, walk over and eat, then go right back to their "spot" and take a nap. The rest of them run all over everywhere. I love their personalities, it shows individuality.
  5. Sissy

    Sissy Songster

    Jul 18, 2007
    Sevier county, Tn.
    I have hatched from my eggs from my ladies
    8 out of 9 and they are frisky as
    can be. Eat n drink like they are having a ho-down LOL
    But then they sleep seems for ever
    while the other 12 from 2 of my ladies are slow and poky
    all are from the same roo and same moms,
    the ones mamas hatched are smaller then my bator hatch and
    are 3-4 days apart..but they eat and sleep.
    I guess they are doing the same as yours Jean,

  6. chookchick

    chookchick Songster

    Aug 18, 2008
    Olympia WA
    Did the feed store have them under white lights? That could make them more active, also the constant activity around them. I think it's good that they get a chance to sleep.....they are babies!
  7. Sissy

    Sissy Songster

    Jul 18, 2007
    Sevier county, Tn.
    the feed store was using a red light.
    But I have in my brooder a 40 watt blub.
    for heat.

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