Sleeping More On A Cooler Day?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by CitySilkies88, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. CitySilkies88

    CitySilkies88 Out Of The Brooder

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    It has been a weird March for Ohio. The last two weeks it has been in the 70s-high 80s for the last two weeks. And just these last couple days it has cooled back down. Yesterday it was in the high 60s and today I think it's in the high 40s. In my house it is about 75 degrees and the heat lamp is lowered in the brooder. But I noticed today that my chicks are sleeping a bit more than usual.

    Usually they are walking around/eating/playing with tiny naps in between. But today they are all eating/drinking then all going to sleeping in one corner. Much like they do at night.

    I have had them for 5 days now and so their first four it was pretty warm in the house (about 85 degrees). So are they just reacting to the climate drop?

    Like I said I lowered their lamp just to be safe. And I gave them some electrolyte water.

    They seem fine other than that. They are still bright eyed and there is no discharge or anything else worrying.

    Sorry if this seems like a silly post. I am new to raisng chicks and just want to make sure they are alright.
     
  2. Othylocke

    Othylocke Out Of The Brooder

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    I would think that if there were a reason it would be boredom. I noticed a general lack of activity in the brooder after a few days of being in it myself. If there is an affinity to the weather...I have no clue
     
  3. CitySilkies88

    CitySilkies88 Out Of The Brooder

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    That makes since. Right after I posted this I went to check on them and they were walking around like normal. Most of them did lay back down and go to sleep but not in one big bunch. I am just a paranoid new mom lol.

    When I think about it. Days like this (rainy crappy ones) my hens spend most of the day sleeping.
     

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