Find their balance

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Batty about Banties, May 25, 2011.

  1. Batty about Banties

    Batty about Banties Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just had my very first chick hatch and was wondering how long until she's walking normally?
     
  2. TinkleTurkey

    TinkleTurkey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A couple hours, after they dry out a little and regain their strength.
     
  3. Batty about Banties

    Batty about Banties Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's still pretty wobbly...... But shes eating a little. Hasn't found the little dish of water yet.
     
  4. Momagain1

    Momagain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 13, 2011
    Central IL
    sometimes you need to gently dip their beak in the water to show them...you ony need to do that once or maybe twice..and future chicks will follow th elead
     
  5. Batty about Banties

    Batty about Banties Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm nervous to leave the water in there overnight ven though it's a little dish... Shell be ok without for the night, right?
     
  6. Momagain1

    Momagain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 13, 2011
    Central IL
    leave it there [​IMG]

    I always have food/water in the brooder at ALL times..most everyone does..

    just dip her beak in it gently..she'll be fine!

    however; did u take her out of the incubator before she was dried/fluffy?

    do you have a heat lamp going w/the temp about 95
     
  7. Batty about Banties

    Batty about Banties Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wasn't prepared for all the flailing in the incubator and it wasn't safe. I left he in as long as I could until she dropped down to where the water was supposed to be. Thankfully it was all dried up and I had been using papertowels. She is in with her own light which is around 95
    Did I do something wrong by moving her too soon?
     

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