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First batch hatched but.............................

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Myles, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. Myles

    Myles Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 18, 2011
    4 hatched, another only managed to get its beak out before dieing. No biggy, I'm happy with 4 out of 8 on my first try.

    One of the chicks, which was the first to hatch, won't walk on his feet. He scoots on his knees. His feet seem to be in working condition. Do I just wait and see? It's been 5 days.
  2. CrazyChickens09

    CrazyChickens09 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2009
    SC Kansas
    unfortunately it could be a millon reasons.. What was your temperature/humidity during incubation/hatching; and were the eggs shipped or from a local source. As to why the first chick wont walk on its feet could be a genetic defect or it could have gotten hurt some how. I cant be much help on this problem.
  3. FLITZ

    FLITZ Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 9, 2012
    One of mine did that. next day he was well enough I cant tell her apart from the others.

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