Is this normal?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Rising_Phoenix, May 11, 2009.

  1. Rising_Phoenix

    Rising_Phoenix Out Of The Brooder

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    Today I bought a RIR chick and unknown chick of a layer breed, but I got them home dipped their beaks in the water and set them down they automatically sat down and have been sleeping off and on for an hour and half is this normal for their fist day?
     
  2. The Wolf Queen

    The Wolf Queen Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Albuquerque, NM
    They are probably tired from a long day.
     
  3. Crickett

    Crickett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are they? If they are only a day or so old, then yes, it's normal.
     
  4. Rising_Phoenix

    Rising_Phoenix Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't know exact age but I think they are between a week-week and a half. What a relief thanks I was worrying myself sick [​IMG].
     
  5. Crickett

    Crickett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could also try some sugar water and see if it perks them up a bit. I wouldn't force feed them though.
     
  6. Rising_Phoenix

    Rising_Phoenix Out Of The Brooder

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    The unknown layer chick is moving about and eating the RIR chick is still just laying down but if I walk by the brooder she raises her head and looks at me.
     

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