Originally Posted by Necklace
Thanks.. how long does it usually take for them to get moving good.. she is all dryed out but she is not moving well.. she is having the most trouble holding her head up... it looks like her head is to heavy for her body.. I am just worried about her being able to eat and drink..
sorry for all the questions.. just worried.. now that the baby is out of the shell I am just worried about her not getting enough to eat or drink.
It's different for different chicks. Some come out active and running around in minutes, others seem to take forever to get on their feet. I keep sav a chick electrolyte in my water the first couple days after hatch.
You dont have to worry about them eating at this point. While I don't susbscribe to the letting them stay in the bator 2-3 days, They do have time to get rested up. If it doesn't show improvement after a few hours you can try offering it water with electrolytes, nutri drench or sugar water.