HELP help help!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by k&c poultry, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. k&c poultry

    k&c poultry Out Of The Brooder

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    I just had a chick hatch about 2 hours ago he is pretty well dried off and is in the brooder with food and water and a heating source it's just been sitting around not trying to eat or nothing but chirping and moves when we pet him is this normal or what???
     
  2. kelseygirl707

    kelseygirl707 Dances with Chickens

    Mar 3, 2009
    Lakeport, Ca.
    k&c poultry :

    I just had a chick hatch about 2 hours ago he is pretty well dried off and is in the brooder with food and water and a heating source it's just been sitting around not trying to eat or nothing but chirping and moves when we pet him is this normal or what???

    It's just tired, Hatching is a lot of work for a little chickie...​
     
  3. kelseygirl707

    kelseygirl707 Dances with Chickens

    Mar 3, 2009
    Lakeport, Ca.
    Oh, and it won't be hungry for a couple days, it's living off it's yolk sack it absorbed before hatching.
     
  4. BroosterSpringsteen

    BroosterSpringsteen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's very normal. Chicks absorb the egg yolk right before hatching, and can go 48 hours without food or water. Just keep loving the little guy, and he'll be right as rain! [​IMG]
     
  5. k&c poultry

    k&c poultry Out Of The Brooder

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    Alright thank you both it's my first hatch and I'm so excited
     
  6. kelseygirl707

    kelseygirl707 Dances with Chickens

    Mar 3, 2009
    Lakeport, Ca.
    Oh, and a word of advice, leave the chicks in the incubator until all the eggs hatch, if you open the incubator you lose humidity which will compermise your hatch. The chicks will be fine in ther 2-3 days.
     
  7. k&c poultry

    k&c poultry Out Of The Brooder

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    Woke up this morning to 4 more lil ones!!!!!!! [​IMG]
     
  8. mathesonfarm

    mathesonfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YAY! [​IMG] My chicks are now 4, 3 and 2 days old but it took them about 24 hours before they were drinking and starting getting curious about their food. Happy hatching!
     

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