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chick sleeping strangly...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by cementglow, Apr 24, 2007.

  1. cementglow

    cementglow Hatching

    Apr 20, 2007
    So one of our 3 new baby chicks seems to fall asleep more than the other two, and her head always droops forward and rest sideways in a strange kind of way. I'm just wondering if this is something I should be concerned about. She wakes up quickly to stimuli and seems perfectly alert while not asleep. Also, their box is in an unheated but closed garage with a heat lamp about 14" above the surface. Is this a safe environment in... say 43˚F weather?
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2007
  2. kstaven

    kstaven Crowing Premium Member

    Jan 26, 2007
    BC, Washington Border
    The sleeping habit doesn't sound abnormal. I have had chicks sleep laying on their back!

    Garage is workable if the temp under the bulb at chick level is 90-95 degrees. If your chicks are one week or less.
  3. chickbea

    chickbea Songster

    Jan 18, 2007
    Small chicks sleep in all sorts of funny ways. If she is normal otherwise, I wouldn't worry. Sometimes they look like little dead things lying there!
  4. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing Premium Member

    Ah... yes. DH and I call that "guillotine neck"! [​IMG]

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