Within seconds after hatching, newly-hatched chicks look far too big to have been in an egg. The feet and legs of a newly-hatched chick look far too large for their bodies. They seem completely and utterly exhausted after hatching. You will find yourself checking them to see if they are breathing quite often. Hearing an egg peeping has to be one of the most surreal things ever. They are not much to look at initially and really look like they are on death's door. Then they fluff up and look adorable.