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Chicks falling over

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by goatkeepers, Mar 31, 2008.

  1. goatkeepers

    goatkeepers Songster

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    We just got our first three chicks today and they are finally a bit settled in but they keep slowly falling over. Is this normal? They like fall on their side and look like they are falling asleep (or dying). It's pretty scary. *lol*
    Thanks for the help.
     
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

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    Are these chicks just a few days old? It totally normal for them to try sleeping standing up, and fall over. Just make sure the water dish has marbles in it, so they dont fall in and drown.
    Got pics???
     
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    It is a scary sight the first time you get day olds and they fall over to sleep...but thats normal..they sleep alot like any baby animal....just be careful with the waterers as stated...they can drown the first few days...
     
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  4. goatkeepers

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    They are about 10 days old. [​IMG] Got picks, will try to post later. I think they have the waterer figured out already. Whats the best way to socialize them? We've been trying to pick them up a lot. *lol*
     

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