How much should a baby chick sleep?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by nwgirl, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. nwgirl

    nwgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mar 27, 2009
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    It's official - we're chicken parents! We adopted (2) 1 day old Silver Lace Wyandottes, and (2) 2 day old Golden Lace Wyandottes, and they are so friendly and just down right adorable!

    I have them in a large plastic storage container set on a card table so I can sit there and watch them. Its so much more entertaining than cable TV:D

    One will grab a pine shaving and run while the others chase it around the brooder. Its hilarious!

    They don't sleep much though. Is it normal for them to sleep a minute or two at a time? One will lay down to nap and soon it'll get ran over by another chick, or it'll hear the others and wake up to see what's going on.

    Here is a picture from their first photo shoot.

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  2. #1California Chick

    #1California Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 5, 2008
    SF Bay Area
    Yep!! Very typical!! Sometimes they will lay down and look like they are dead!!

    Cindy
     

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