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5 new chicks eyes are often close even when they move

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by fernandthechicks, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. fernandthechicks

    fernandthechicks Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 14, 2008
    New Brunswick,Canada
    Hi 5 hatched 2 yesterday 3 today .they have there eyes shut most of the time is that normal?my first babys.
  2. houndit

    houndit There is no H or F in Orpington!

    Jul 13, 2008
    Braymer Missouri
    I have had some chicks do that before, they are probably fine. Just keep an eye on them.
  3. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 16, 2008
    what is the temp in your brooder??

    It does not have to be 90* do they also have their mouths open? Like they are panting? turn the temp down..

    If they huddle, they are cold,If they move about freely and independently, they are just right..

    newly hatched birds will sometimes rest a lot.. after a couple to a few days they will act like chicks..

    One more note: I have noticed that too high of a temp will kill turkey
    babies.. I rarely go over 80 degrees..

    I have seen clucks and babies outside in 50* weather..

  4. ButtonQuailBoy

    ButtonQuailBoy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 23, 2008
    Throop PA 18512
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