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First hatch minutes ago, normal for poult to not walk PAGE 2? VID ADDE

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ticks, May 17, 2009.

  1. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    My first Bourbon Red hatched, first ever egg. It has some gooish stuff hanging from its vent, it was 3 days early. Is that normal?
     
    Last edited: May 18, 2009
  2. kelseygirl707

    kelseygirl707 Dances with Chickens

    Mar 3, 2009
    Lakeport, Ca.
    It probably has some un absorbed yoke, I had babies hatch on day 18, all had some (not a lot) of unabsorbed yoke, and all were healthy babies.
     
  3. Homesteading_Bound

    Homesteading_Bound Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's the yolk sack. It should just absorb.

    Congrats on your first hatch...Pretty amazing..Don't you think?
     
  4. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    Quote:I never knew how tough it was for them until now, 10 hours of toiling and struggling
     
  5. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    Thanks, and when will they get their "feet"?
     
  6. tellynpeep

    tellynpeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My last chick that hatched must have stepped on the remains of the yolk sac. Its vent was all bloody. So much that there were trails of blood all over the incubator.
    Now, 4 days later, it is a happy healthy fuzzy baby. Don't worry.
     
  7. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    It still isn't able to walk, I moved it to the brooder this morning and it seems very unstable on its feet.
     
  8. KattyKillFish

    KattyKillFish Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2009
    Dillingham, Alaska
    does he have paper towels to walk on? sometimes they like to just sit there and not move a whole lot for a day or so.
     
  9. sueg6255

    sueg6255 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Remember he or she is a primie. Might just need to rest up and get strength.
     
  10. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    Quote:Yes, paper towels, and when he tries to move he walks then falls then walks then falls.
     

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