I'm as nervous as I was the first night my first child spent at home! (And I find I am checking on my babies as often as I did on her, too!) I just got my babies this afternoon and I have their brooder set up in the garage. I live in southern Louisiana where our days are reaching the low 90s already and our lows are in the low 70s. The garage was hot as I got them set up, but I had forgotten to get a thermometer to see exactly how warm it was. When I checked on my babies they were laying down with their necks stretched out. I didn't know if that was a normal chick sleeping position so I pointed their fan down into the box and placed ziplock bags of ice in the brooder to cool them off. Well, they sure did wake up! I ran to the store to get a thermometer and the reading is 82-84 (they are 2 weeks old). When I got back from the store they were all snuggled up next to each other. (I have a heat lamp on standby in case it gets cool in there for them.) So my question is: how do chicks "usually" sleep? Snuggled up or spread out?