Chick sleeps standing up

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chicken Charm, Mar 24, 2017.

  1. Chicken Charm

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    So what gives? My little 3 week old Barred rock stands ALL the time, this includes sleeping...what is going on with her? Any ideas? [​IMG] Please Help
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Many chicks fall asleep standing up.....so observing the chick standing up and sleeping frequently is not necessarily indicative of anything being wrong. Ultimately, unless you are spending 24 hours a day observing the chick you can't be sure it has never settled down for a good nap off it's feet. As long as the chick is eating, drinking, evacuating and moving around normally I would not be concerned.
     

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