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I have 2 chicks that just hatched. One took 5 hours after pip and the other took 50 minutes after pip. But they are both bloated, they are acting like normal just hatched chicks and they are very vocal. But what is wrong with them? Are they okay and is this normal?
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I have 2 chicks that just hatched. One took 5 hours after pip and the other took 50 minutes after pip. But they are both bloated, they are acting like normal just hatched chicks and they are very vocal. But what is wrong with them? Are they okay and is this normal?

:welcome  If you are talking about their bellies being big, that is normal. When the chick absorbs the yolk it fills their bellies up. As long as the color isn't off and they don't smell bad...they are good to go.

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Need help incubating/hatching? Are you more a hands on hatcher? Come visit us: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help

A guide to hatching from the hands on perspective: http://hatching411.weebly.com/

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Thank you. This is my first time incubationg eggs and I am super nervous about it. I woke up this morning and they are fine their bellies are still a little bloated but they are fuzzy and loud.
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