How much should my 1 day old chicks be sleeping?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mycutekitties, Jul 2, 2010.

  1. mycutekitties

    mycutekitties Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 15, 2009
    Modesto, California
    This is the 1st time I have 1 day old chicks in the brooder. The chicks I have had before were either 3 days old or were raised by their momma.
    They are sleeping a lot and I'm not sure if they are sick or it's normal for babies to sleep so much. When they were drying in the incubator they were chirping all the time and running around all the other eggs in there. Now that they are in the brooder they sleep all the time. They are only awake when I come and talk to them or when they are eating. When they hear my voice they stand up and start chirping. Is it normal for them to sleep so much? My 3 day olds were very busy.
    Any help would be great!
     
  2. Kedreeva

    Kedreeva Longfeather Lane

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    Mine usually sleep through the first day or two... and they take frequent naps for the first week or so from what I've seen.
     
  3. mycutekitties

    mycutekitties Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 15, 2009
    Modesto, California
    Cool, Thanks [​IMG]
     

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