how much to they sleep?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mandomama, Apr 3, 2008.

  1. mandomama

    mandomama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, this is seriously a newbie question, but how much time do new chicks spend sleeping?
    Mine are eating, drinking, pooping and chasing each other, but they seem to sleep a lot. Not all bunched up like they're cold, but still....
     
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    They sleep alot for the first couple weeks...they just fall over to take a snooze...they are just like any other baby animal sleeping...very normal
     
  3. mandomama

    mandomama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! Just call me mother hen.[​IMG]
     
  4. Red

    Red Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They sleep a heck of a lot, and have a tendancy to just suddenly collapse when they're tired...one minute they're running about and the next they're sprawled out on the floor looking like they're dead. Scared me the first few times i saw them sleeping like that [​IMG]
     
  5. WillsMama93

    WillsMama93 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I woke mine up the first couple of days becasue I was so worried about the way they were sleeping.. I thought they were weak and "fainting".. poor babies were just saying "I'm tired, PLEASE leave me alone!!"
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  6. mandomama

    mandomama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    kinda like babies, when we wander in to see if they are still breathing! Problem is, that was 25 years ago!
     

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