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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    A couple of other eggs have small cracks, but I haven't seen any progress or movement...... should I be worried? How long does it take a chick to break through it's shell after the initial crack? It hasn't pierced the shell yet, just cracked on the outside.
     
  2. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    24 hours.
     
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  3. Shamo Hybrid

    Shamo Hybrid Songster

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    Should I just leave the early hatched chick inside with the other eggs that are about to hatch? You think it will be fine with the incubating temperature?
     
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  4. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    It's a personal preference. I choose to move them soon after hatch.
     
  5. Shamo Hybrid

    Shamo Hybrid Songster

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    How long should I wait until I feed them and give them water? 24 hours?
     
  6. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    Like I said before.
    I would offer it ASAP.
    Within an hour or so from hatch.
    Did you read the post I linked earlier?
     
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  7. MissChick@dee

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    Congratulations Shamo darling. :jumpy
    We want pictures pleaseeeeee!
     
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  8. Cynthia12

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    Curled toes at first, yes normal...food and water right away..its ok. I usually put water in right away, next day food. You could go ahead and put both in right away. What would it hurt? They will eat and drink when they feel up to it. Yes, dipping their beaks in the water is a great idea, especially if you haven't seen one drink. Once one starts, they will copy cat. :) 24 hrs after an egg is piped is a healthy time to wait...and not worry too much. I've had them go a couple of hrs longer until zipping..and do fine on their own. Congratulations on your new babies. Oh .. eggs going to a broody, that just went broody is chancy, but some have had luck with it. Mana hen may want to keep sitting for a while, and not take them out and about. My thoughts. :D
     
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  9. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    I leave them in until they get too rowdy, try to move them to brooder in groups of at least 2.
     
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  10. Shamo Hybrid

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    Why thank you, my dear. I'm over-run with eggs! Just 1 of my female laid like 2 dozen or so eggs..... I think that is a lot for an Oriental Gamefowl! Soo far 6 of them have hatched and the others are staggered so we'll see how that goes.
     
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