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sleeping with heads down?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by wildbillg, Feb 5, 2016.

  1. wildbillg

    wildbillg In the Brooder

    Nov 17, 2015
    so whats up with this?
    i have some new chicks and they are about a month old now
    whats up with the sleeping with their head hanging down?

    kind of strange to bring up the camera that i have in there and to see this
    this is NOT the first time
    not sure if its the red sexlinks? or the Rhode island reds?
    but might be all of them
    anyone seen this behavior ?

  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    That's cute, my thought are they are too young to rest there heads on their backs comfortably. At that age they will usually pile on the floor, but instead yours are roosting.
  3. cheequechick

    cheequechick In the Brooder

    Dec 18, 2015
    I have few chicks doing the same thing when they sleep or just sleepy. So, I think it's normal
  4. azygous

    azygous Free Ranging

    Dec 11, 2009
    Colorado Rockies
    It's perfectly normal. It sure doesn't look like it would be comfortable but many chicks like to sleep that way.

    I had a few who would fall asleep while I was holding them and they would conk out in that position and look like they were dead. Dead to the world is more like it. I've noticed these chicks have pretty easy going temperaments as compared to some chicks who don't choose to sleep that way. But I've never run a study on it or anything.

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