First chick just hatched!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Shamo Hybrid, Sep 19, 2018.

  1. Shamo Hybrid

    Shamo Hybrid Songster

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    So..... when do I start introducing my chick to feed and water after they hatch?
     
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  2. Chickassan

    Chickassan Crossing the Road

    It probably won't be into food or water until tommorow when it isn't wobbly. Congrats on the baby! :)
     
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  3. Shamo Hybrid

    Shamo Hybrid Songster

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    Thank you! I feel like such a proud papa. :p Anyway, do I move them over to the brooder after just 1 day? And is it normal for their feet to curl when they first come out of the shell? I'm assuming they will get their feet straighten out after a few hours?
     
  4. Compost King

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    I always dip their beaks in the water before putting them in the brooder.. not sure if its needed however i like to show them where it is before they plop down and learn how to stand up or walk
     
  5. ChickNZ18

    ChickNZ18 Chirping

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    I have no advise I'm still newbie.
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    YaY for hatching!!!
    How many eggs are you hatching?
     
  6. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Read more

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    Read this:
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  7. Chickassan

    Chickassan Crossing the Road

    You move them over when they are dried and fluffy. They will straighten out and uncurl and uncrumple in a few hours.:)
     
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  8. Compost King

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    I usually wait a day to take them out of the brooder, but dry and fluffy is good enough.
     
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  9. Shamo Hybrid

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    Momma hen just went broody..... should I take the rest of the eggs and put it in the incubator or just leave it to her and let her try to hatch them?
     
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  10. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Feather & Fur Whisperer

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    Congratulations! :wee
    I would definitely leave the rest of the eggs with your broody. The less interference the bearer! Good luck with the rest of your hatch! :jumpy
     
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