a baby was born!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by dixiechick, Dec 23, 2008.

  1. dixiechick

    dixiechick Songster

    Yeah! [​IMG]

    We only have one. He/She hatched early this morning/late last night. I'm trying not to panic, but he does not seem interested in food or water. I know the yoke will sustain him (like they do when they are send in the mail)...but when should I really become concerne?

  2. KellyHM

    KellyHM Crowing

    Sep 10, 2008
    Lakeland, FL
    Try sprinkling the food crumbs in front of him to see if it grabs his attention and dip his beak in the water so he knows it's there. It may take 24 hours or so before he feels like messing with it though. They can go up to 72 hours living on the yolk sac, so don't worry yet. Congrats! I had 8 hatch over the weekend. [​IMG]
  3. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008

    CONGRATS on the baby [​IMG]

    Any more coming or was he the only egg ?

    Dont start to worry for about 48 hours.
  4. cozycritters

    cozycritters Songster

    Mar 4, 2008
    Tucson, Arizona
    Congrats on the baby!

    Have you tried 'teaching' her how to eat-- pecking with your finger, etc?

  5. dixiechick

    dixiechick Songster

    oh no...more are on the way. For now his stand-in sibling is a Christmas ornament! (made of cotton) He has his very on "Frosty the Cottonball Man"
  6. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    Quote:LOL !!! Glad he likes his cotton buddy [​IMG]

    Good luck on the rest of the hatch [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Keep us updated please !!
  7. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    Congratulations on your new baby. Please post some pics. Would love to see baby. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Last edited: Dec 24, 2008

  8. dixiechick

    dixiechick Songster

    Ok...This is our newest addition:

    He's still in the 'bator with "Frosty"..his stand-in sibling

    Here he is being mothered by my 9 year old daughter. Life is good for only children! (the bird...not my daughter)
  9. ddeans

    ddeans Songster

    Nov 20, 2008
    Elkton, MD
    Nothing Personal.. Just bumping

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