Sleeping positions

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by litlbit59, Oct 22, 2013.

  1. litlbit59

    litlbit59 New Egg

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    My 5 day old chicks have got me worried. First few days they would lay more uniform but now their laying in all different positions.Legs sticking out or head cocked in weird position. Looking retarded if you’ll excuse the expression. Is this a sign of something wrong.
     
  2. bluebirdnanny

    bluebirdnanny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The more experienced here will ask for pictures. It always helps.

    I can't answer though as I haven't had chicks yet.... eat all the eggs so far. ;)
     
  3. Araucana16

    Araucana16 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope. Chicks seem to have said thought process :

    "I'm tired. Man, that flooring beneath me looks comfy... I really should curl up, but... nope." And then they just kinda fall over. It's rather amusing, they topple like they are passing out.

    Only when they are adults to the way they sleep actually start to make sense.
     
  4. bluebirdnanny

    bluebirdnanny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Knew someone would tell you! But pictures would have been nice to see regardless!
     
  5. litlbit59

    litlbit59 New Egg

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    Sorry didn't think of pictures, I panicked. Thank you for your timely response. I feel much better.
     
  6. ChickenLegs13

    ChickenLegs13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    TCB. (typical chicken behavior) Wait till the first time you see them all laying out in the dirt on their sides, not moving with their eyes closed and their wings & legs stretched out in a dead like manner....
     
  7. poultrylubber

    poultrylubber Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mine were crazy sleepers. Legs sticking out all over the place, necks under wings or sticking straight out. Some would actually sleep standing [​IMG] The most fun I've had with my chickens is watching the babies sleep :)
     
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2013
  8. Momma Hen01

    Momma Hen01 New Egg

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    Mine do the same crazy sleeping. I often have to touch my babies just to make sure they are alive.
     
  9. Chickens R Us

    Chickens R Us Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sunbathing is another one were they just don't look right.
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  10. venetianblinds

    venetianblinds Out Of The Brooder

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