How active are day old chicks?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Stevenson, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. Stevenson

    Stevenson Songster

    Feb 5, 2011
    Southwest Indiana
    So, I realize these little chicks go through a lot to get out of the shell. I figure they will be pretty worn out and not willing to do much after they hatch, but the lip on my incubator shelf is only 1 1/2 inches tall and I am concerned that they could fall off. Is this possible, or is that enough height to keep the little guys and gals in the shelf?

    This is the incubator: [​IMG]

    If they were to fall off, it would be about a 6" drop. I am thinking that they won't but I would like to hear from everyone else.
  2. Ms.FuzzyButts

    Ms.FuzzyButts Songster

    Sep 5, 2009
    North Alabama
    They aren't real steady on their feet but they can scale 1 1/2" with no problem. But a 6" drop wont hurt them either.

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