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Chicks seem to be gasping

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chookymama, Apr 18, 2008.

  1. chookymama

    chookymama New Egg

    Apr 11, 2008
    My chicks hatched yesterday and overnight.
    I was told to leave them in the incy until tomorrow but they seem to be gasping as if they're thirsty.

    Is this normal?
  2. chickflick

    chickflick Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 10, 2007
    I don't know....hopefully someone will come along to help you......good luck
  3. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

    Mar 20, 2008
    NW Kentucky
    I do not know for sure but I know that they absorb the yolk just before hatching and that gives the all they need for 3 days.

    I would check the temp and humidity in the incy to make sure it is where it is supposed to be.

    Hopefully this reply bumps it up and it is seen again.
  4. chookymama

    chookymama New Egg

    Apr 11, 2008
    we moved them to the brooder and they seem to be happier.
    time will tell
  5. Texas Fluffy Feet

    Texas Fluffy Feet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 20, 2008
    Arlington, TX
    I myself have no experience with hatching eggs but I have spent a lot of time lately at a local feedstore with my kiddo watching an incubator. The man there who is hatching the chciks has done this for many years and he will open the incubator and move any newly hatched chicks on to the brooder without waiting for all the others to all hatch first. I don't think you did anything wrong in moving yours. They probably are much happier in the brooder.

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