Hatch!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by The Chicken Boyy, Oct 31, 2008.

  1. The Chicken Boyy

    The Chicken Boyy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    After a chick hatches about how many hours will it be until he starts walking?

    Or getting up?
     
  2. The Chicken Boyy

    The Chicken Boyy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME?
     
  3. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    They usally start walking around shortly after they hatch, its hard to put a time on it.... Between 15 min and an hour. Do you have one that hatched and hasnt started to walk yet ? How long has it been ??
     
  4. hatchaholic

    hatchaholic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 23, 2008
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    If it has been a while, have you looked closely at the chick to see if something is wrong? One of mine is having difficulties walking, but its toes are curled on one foot... Otherwise, from my limited experience, they usually get up and walk within a relatively short timeframe.
     
  5. SGM

    SGM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Newly hatched chicks lay around A LOT, they will get up and flop around some for a while till they start to learn their legs. It takes time. Hours to get good and mobile usually.
     
  6. The Chicken Boyy

    The Chicken Boyy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine hatched in the morning about 7am
    and now he is just moving on his side and has a leg stretched out and the other one tucked in!
     
  7. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

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    Relax & be patient. Hatching is exhausting work for a brand-new baby, they usually want some rest afterwards. The time can vary due to many factors, including the chick's individual genetics and also how long & hard its hatch was. They're usually really wobbly for hours afterwards while they dry off & rest up. Then they start trying to stand & then walk, with slowly increasing success.

    Remember that chicks who hatch under a Mama hen will stay in the nest with her & its nestmates for a day or more after hatch. They get dry & gain strength in the nest, wait for their siblings to hatch, and take peeks out at the world from under her feathers.

    They absorb their egg's yolk right before hatch, so they don't need to walk around to find food or drink for 24-36 hours. In a nest with a Mama, that is enough to sustain them until they're taken for their first outing.

    How long has your chick been out? Is it dry & fluffy yet? What is underneath it on the floor? Be sure it isn't something slippery, that is keeping it from getting good traction. Otherwise, there is little you can do to "help" a newborn chick, even if it has something wrong with it. You just need to be patient & make sure it is warm & secure while it recovers from the ordeal from hatching.

    Please post with your chicks' progress!
     
  8. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    Sounds like he could have a problem !! Could you get a pic of him ??
     
  9. The Chicken Boyy

    The Chicken Boyy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yea i'll try to upload a pic!
     
  10. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    Has he tryed to walk at all ??
     

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