Sleepy Chicks - how many hours a day do they sleep?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by curiositykt, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. curiositykt

    curiositykt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2012
    Marlborough MA
    My chicks are 9 days old, they seem pretty happy, they eat and drink.. they don't much like treats.. but they sleep constantly! Every time I check on them in the brooder they are asleep. They don't seem particularly cold or hot, but seem a bit annoyed when I tap on the box to wake them up to make sure they are alive. They've been pretty sleepy for the whole time I've had them.

    how many hours a day do they sleep at this age?

    here they are outside in a pen while I cleaned their cage yesterday.
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
    I don't know an exact amount but many of my birds easily slept 12+ hours a day when they were young.

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