Chicks can't stand up?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by g8rgirl92, Jul 1, 2010.

  1. g8rgirl92

    g8rgirl92 Hatching

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    [​IMG] I have two baby bantam chicks ( first timers) and they keep falling over, nor are they all fluffy. Is this normal? One is 24 hrs hatched and the other is about 6 hrs hatched. Still in bator, plenty warm...help
     

  2. pkw

    pkw Songster

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    They will be okay. Sometimes chicks are weak when they hatch and in a few days they will be up walking. If the humidity is high in the incubator then they will not get fluffed up.
     
  3. g8rgirl92

    g8rgirl92 Hatching

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    They are so darn pitifull, they keep falling over on their back and look like little bugs, peeping and legs doing bicycle exercises. [​IMG]

    I didn't know if I should try to split their legs via bandaid to help them stand up. I took the newspaper out and they are on the small wire. I will take the water out, had it in their for the last little hatcher. I was going to get some polyvitamins to give a boost as well.


    Can you tell this is my first time!
     
  4. justtoni44

    justtoni44 Songster

    Mar 13, 2010
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    One of my last hatches was like this.....almost wondered if it was premature.....very little, very weak
    legs spradling, the other chicks pecking it.I put it in a small clear container with a papertowel in the bottom. The other chicks could not peck it.but it could see its' buddies...............thought it was going to die but after about three days it was fine................now a week old and although smaller, is holding it's own with the big kids.
    Do I have to tell you it is my favorite and occasionally is in my pocket while I do house work [​IMG]
    Good luck, just give it some time...........
     
  5. Charles07

    Charles07 Songster

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    Do I have to tell you it is my favorite and occasionally is in my pocket while I do house work big_smile

    Awesome.​
     

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