New chicks!!! I am so nervous!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ashleyrae211, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. ashleyrae211

    ashleyrae211 Out Of The Brooder

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    I keep checking on them every time they make a funny noise.....or NO noise! I hurry to check just to see that they are sleeping! Then I make a noise and they look at me like...hello, we are napping!
     
  2. ashleyrae211

    ashleyrae211 Out Of The Brooder

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    Do they usually full out sleep?? I just got them home about an hour ago, they were no stop moving, eating and drinking, now they seem to just be resting in the heat and dosing off. Is this normal, or are they cold?
     
  3. Sunnysimplelife

    Sunnysimplelife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have four five week old chicks and yes they sleep a lot at first especially at night. Mine slept all night which was great because they were in my bathroom.
     
  4. hooadefender

    hooadefender Out Of The Brooder

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    right there with ya got mine home about the same time mine are doing the same thing think of them like kids they run run run then its nap time then run eat poop drink run nap time they will be fine
     
  5. hooadefender

    hooadefender Out Of The Brooder

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    when they gwt cold they will huddle up close and shiver but take in mind they will huddle for security also
     
  6. Ourfamilyflock

    Ourfamilyflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chicks sleep a lot and suddenly, they can be peeping away and running about come to a stop and be asleep within seconds, this is quite normal. If they are constantly asleep and lathargic then you might have a problem, but going from hyper to passed out in less then a minute is very normal.
     
  7. soffeann1997

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    Thats cute.
     
  8. ashleyrae211

    ashleyrae211 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you all! They started eating and drinking and running around only after 15-20 of naps. :)
     
  9. red hen in the rain

    red hen in the rain Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine little 4-day olds are the same way. Doze off with beaks in the feeder even, then wake up and go running around like .....well.....little kids!
     
  10. Chemguy

    Chemguy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is normal. If you watch them long enough and stay still, you'll see their heads droop just before they tip forward and go *plop*.
     

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