Normal chick behavior

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by brookelynn724, Mar 11, 2017.

  1. brookelynn724

    brookelynn724 Just Hatched

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    Hi all! Brand new chicken momma, I've been researching and studying up for weeks and thought I was prepared. I think I've scared myself reading all the possible problems that can happen though!
    So I've brought my 6 girls home and set them up in their brooder. I'm curious, what's considered normal, and what should I watch out for?
    A couple of them were sleeping standing up and a few were laid down in the bedding and I immediately panicked! If they stop chirping I worry and go over to peek in on them. I'm going to drive myself mad lol!
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Incessant, high pitched chirping means they are cold. Some sleep standing up, and then fall over - some cuddle down - normal. Relax, they will be fine.
     
  3. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Overrun With Chickens

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    They need heat/warmth, food/water & clean living quarters and an adoring Mom = YOU. sourland is right RELAX & enjoy but if you think something maybe wrong ASK, that's what makes BYC members great. Helpful & someone always there to help [​IMG]
     
  4. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge Overrun With Chickens

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    Lol just wait for that dust bathing thing to happen!
    They will look like they are having a horrible emergency flailing about in the shavings.

    Huddled under the lamp in the middle is another sign of being to cold.

    I agree with sourland too. Relax and enjoy the little peepers.
     
  5. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh yea, forgot about the "dust bath" [​IMG] My Son thought they were dying, looks like they're having a seizure.
     
  6. snow5164

    snow5164 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love when they're running and just lay down face first and close their eyes[​IMG], I thought she had died!!

    That's true they scream a high pitch when they have a need !!
     

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