Help?

Jfox0038

In the Brooder
Mar 9, 2018
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very new to raising chickens. I have 4 Wilkie eggs. They were due to hatch today. Yesterday our first started to pop early in the morning. At around 10 am he started zipping. Zipped about halfway then stopped. Around 11 pm I noticed the membrane was drying out. So slowly started hatching the egg. 15 min at a time to keep him warm. This morning around 8 am I fully hatched the egg. No issues at all. But his feet look a little funny. Can someone please tell me what i should do to help? He’s progressively started to stand on them but no walking. Something looks off.
 

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JelloDonut

Chirping
Jan 31, 2018
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Iowa, United States
I would just give it time and see if his legs straighten out. Chicks come out of the egg curled up into balls and hatching is a lot of work. He's probably just tired. If he's slowly starting to stand, then he can use them at least. Wait for him to dry and regain some strength.
 

Jfox0038

In the Brooder
Mar 9, 2018
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9
16
I would just give it time and see if his legs straighten out. Chicks come out of the egg curled up into balls and hatching is a lot of work. He's probably just tired. If he's slowly starting to stand, then he can use them at least. Wait for him to dry and regain some strength.
Seems to be getting stronger. I’m probably just impatient. Thank you
 

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