chick sleeps a lot

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by sydney13, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. sydney13

    sydney13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2010
    Massachusetts
    i have 1 brahma chick who is a bit smaller then the others and is more calm and friendly. she eats fine and drinks fine but she sleeps a lot more then the other chicks and as soon as i pick her up she falls asleep and when i put her back she sleeps. im not to worried but should i be
     
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2010
  2. SarahIrl

    SarahIrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If she will eat and drink, she'll work away at her own pace. I had a strong chick hatch who died saturday night (about 9 days old), and one who I thought wasn't going to make it in the incubator after hatching who now is the ring leader!!
     
  3. OverEasyLiz

    OverEasyLiz New Egg

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    Ya I had a sleepy one... I forced her to drink with an eye dropper then she was happy and alert the next day, I like to believe I saved her life.
     
  4. Rain_King

    Rain_King New Egg

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    I have one chick that acts the exact same way. Did yours do ok? The other ones play all the time and she just sits by herself a lot...I'm pretty worried about her
     
  5. looptloop

    looptloop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Seems to me that chicks are pretty tired. They get a full belly and fall asleep at the feeder! They fall asleep standing up too. Just make sure they get food and water, they should be fine!
     
  6. sydney13

    sydney13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2010
    Massachusetts
    Quote:she did perfectly fine [​IMG] she has grown up now and is a very active and speedy chicken
    Hopefully yours will do the same [​IMG]
     

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