My chickens dont really "zone out" at night?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by thndrdancr, Aug 12, 2007.

  1. thndrdancr

    thndrdancr Songster

    Mar 30, 2007
    Belleville, Kansas
    Is this becuz they are in the house, and I am usually up half the night?

    They sleep a bit, and even if I turn on a small light in the hall, they will get up, stretch a bit, eat some, then go back to sleep, or if I am cookin, they peer over the box to see it if looks like its a snack they want too. Anyone else? Since I am inclined to 2 am snacks, this happens a lot.

    Spoiled chickens!

    Hubby has switched back to second shift now, and my chicks WERE used to sleepin in when babies til 10 am. NOW, since they got used to him doin first shift...we wanna get up at 6! Arghhh! [​IMG]
  2. jackiedon

    jackiedon Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Central Arkansas
    Mine are the same way. I had to turn the dining room light out because they were fighting. When I turned the light out they calmed down and went to sleep. This first bunch of babies have got to go outside this week because they are really getting stinky even with changing their brooder out every couple of days. I even use the Sweet PDZ. They are about 4 weeks old so they are ready. The silkie babies are only a couple of weeks old so they can stay a little longer.

  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Yeah, if you raise chicks inside and they get light all day long... it's really all day for them. So they just nap eat nap eat poop eat nap run nap poop poop sleep chirp all day long. It's fine though. Just later you'll have to wean them off light when you pop them outside.

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