I'm a new member!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by floridagirl850, Mar 30, 2015.

  1. floridagirl850

    floridagirl850 New Egg

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    I've been going on this site the past few weeks since I got my new chicks and have found it to be very helpful so far an figured I might as well join so I can ask my own questions one being i have 7 little chicks 4 Rhode Island Red and 3 White rocks and they are all laying down flat is this normal?
     
  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    Hello [​IMG]and Welcome to BYC![​IMG]

    Glad to have you join! Feel free to make yourself at home! Yes, they are probably just getting rest!
     
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC. If they are eating, drinking, pooping normally...they are fine.
     
  4. floridagirl850

    floridagirl850 New Egg

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    Ok they are all eating drinking and popping just fine Ive just never really noticed how chicks sleep before till getting my own an saw the way they were laying and it kind of frightened me
     
  5. MKUrbanGardener

    MKUrbanGardener Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome!!!
    I'm not an expert by any means, however I've seen and read previously that when chicks lie down they're usually just resting. At a local farm I've visited recently I saw their chicks and ducklings do this which concerned me at first, but if you disturb them they'll usually just get up and run around or find another place to rest. If they seem lethargic, for example if they don't move around much, their wings and heads are droopy, eyes are closed, they are shaking, etc. they're probably feeling ill and need help.
     
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  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello, and welcome to BYC![​IMG] I'm glad you joined our community.

    Chicks spend a lot of time sleeping. I wouldn't worry too much.[​IMG]
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined! :)
     
  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Very young chicks can also fall asleep standing up, or in the middle of a feed dish. Which brings up the practice of putting clean marbles or stones in a water dish, so a chick falling head first doesn't drown.
     

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