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how long after hatch are they walking?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ABCfamily, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. ABCfamily

    ABCfamily Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a broody banty that hatched out some ducklings!
    They've been hatched out about 12 hours, and i havent seen them actually walk much. They stay mostly under mama. if i take one and put it far from her, it tries to walk, but mostly hobbles/crawls back under her.
    are they ok?
     
  2. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    They're fine. Hatching is hard work and they need to rest. Quit bugging them and let the mama take care of them.
     

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