6 hour after hatch question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by crooked stripe, Feb 6, 2008.

  1. crooked stripe

    crooked stripe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This poor chick is trying to stand up with not much success. It is a wonder it hasn't broken it's neck. After it is 24 hours old will it be able to stand and walk around before I move it to the brooder. Sure hope it makes it that far. I need as much advise as I can get. My first hatch. John
     
  2. Chatychick

    Chatychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2007
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    has it had any water or feed yet? also you might try some nutri drench for poultry too. also sugar water is good for them too. or if in a pinch ..baby liquid vitamins. Also is it warm enough? just a few things I was thinking while reading
     
  3. crooked stripe

    crooked stripe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Still wet. It has only been 6 hours from hatch.
     
  4. luvzmybabz

    luvzmybabz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    count toes if you can I had one that had a curled or folded toe and couldn't walk very well I taped it up as recommended on here and now he walks just fine.

    Kasi
     
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    If it's freshly hatched, just 6 hours, let it be. Some take longer than others to stand and walk. For me, I find it takes about 24 hours for chicks to stand up without a bad tipping and wobble. Chicks have asorbed a yolk sac too, so no need to give it food or water for the first day or two. They have enough energy stores to last 3 days. In addition, if they cannot walk, they may not yet have the muscle control to swallow right, and when I was young, made the mistake of trying to feed a newly hatched water too soon and it choked on the water.
     
  6. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Agrees with what Silkie is telling you........
     
  7. crooked stripe

    crooked stripe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It seems to be getting better every hour. Do they sleep the first night? I turned out the light and only some reflections coming from the kitchen. He hasn't slowed down. John
     

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