First Incubator Hatch

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by turtleshell, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. turtleshell

    turtleshell Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey there

    My first incubator chick has just hatched. Is it normal for them not to be able to stand straight away. It seems to be able to put pressure on one foot but not the other. The other keeps turning under. It trys to get up and then just lays down and closes its eyes. It is breathing ok and chirping heaps.

    I have hatched heaps of chicks under broody hens but this is my first time with my incubator.

    Thanks, Michelle
     
  2. undergroundchickens

    undergroundchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't help with the standing issue but wanted to say congratulations to you on that first chick! [​IMG]
     
  3. turtleshell

    turtleshell Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, its very exciting [​IMG]
     
  4. WVchick71

    WVchick71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are usually wobbly for a bit. Congrats on the new baby!
     
  5. Criskin

    Criskin Lost somewhere in a book

    I agree...it just takes a bit to get the hang of things. After all, it takes people around 8 months! Congratulations on you first hatch. Isn't it exciting?
     
  6. mothersin2ition

    mothersin2ition Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yep thats totally normal. By this time 24 hours later, he/she will be running around like crazy [​IMG]
     
  7. turtleshell

    turtleshell Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone, I got up thismorning and there were 5, now there are 6. You are right, the oldest is starting to move about more. One has just hatched and its navel hasn't closed up properly. It is spotting blood. Not alot, its more weeping a little blood. What do I do here??
     
  8. mothersin2ition

    mothersin2ition Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine all did that as well. I think its fairly normal but hopefully someone with more experience will confirm.
    Congrats on all your fuzzies!!!
     

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