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How much should babies sleep?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by worley4, Mar 6, 2016.

  1. worley4

    worley4 New Egg

    Mar 5, 2016
    We just got some 10 day old Australopes (first time chick parents!) and they have mostly just been sleeping since we got home. Is that normal? Do chicks just sleep most of the time or should I expect them to be up and about more in the next few days as they get used to their new home?
  2. gigi113

    gigi113 Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 8, 2015
    newly hatched chicks sleep a LOT - like if they're not eating or pooping they are sleeping - as they get older and develop their muscles they will start moving about like crazy
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Well, it's been 2 days and no more posts...I hope they're OK.

    At 10 days they should be fairly active.....eating and drinking at least.
    Where did you get them and how are you housing/heating/feeding them?

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    Last edited: Mar 8, 2016

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