Falling asleep while standing?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by lajohnston, Mar 7, 2014.

  1. lajohnston

    lajohnston Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, I'm a newbie and brought my first chicks home on Tuesday evening. Is it normal for them to look like they're falling asleep while standing? They run around, eat, drink and otherwise look healthy.
     
  2. Araucana16

    Araucana16 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Um, baby chicks find ways to sleep in every position possible.

    Sometimes they look dead, other times precious, other times another, unique way of looking dead, and I guess standing too!
     
  3. white ninja

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    ya its perfectly normal there"batterys" are small and weak so they get worn out quick lol and have to nap often to regain energy
     
  4. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    x2, they do a lot of sleeping standing up!! congrats on the new flock and welcome to BYC
     
  5. white ninja

    white ninja Out Of The Brooder

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    put a spoon of sugar in there water if they always seem drowsy and make sure they got plenty of heat thatll keep em going to
     
  6. ten chicks

    ten chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    chicks are just like any other baby,all they do at first is sleep/eat/drink and poop,completely normal.
     
  7. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    babys and old grannys
     
  8. ten chicks

    ten chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lol!
     
  9. lajohnston

    lajohnston Out Of The Brooder

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    Lol. And thanks, I'll stop worrying (a little anyway).
     
  10. ten chicks

    ten chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When you need to worry is if they stop eating/drinking and become lethargic/abnormal poop.
     

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