We got our baby chicks today! (Pics on other thread). When we turn the lights off(as in the ceiling lights, not the heat lamp) all the chicks go right to sleep. They ate a TON of food and then ran around a lot, then went to sleep. There's not picking, no pasting up--they are all healthy. When we turn the lights on all the chicks wake up, eat, run around! How long should the lights be on during the day? All day? Half of the day? They will definitly be off at night. I was thinking the chicks were sleeping to much, but I realized they would only sleep when the lights were off. Do chicks sleep more on the VERY first day home after the trip then they usually would on other days? The first few hours they just ran around and around, and pecked things! But we turned the lights off and they slept for awhile. Should I leave the lights on or off right now? They've been home for about 3-4 hours.