How long before baby chick is steady

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by henney penny, Jul 3, 2010.

  1. henney penny

    henney penny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hatched out a baby silkie and it is about 30 hours old now and its still very unsteady on its feet.How long before it can walk and not fall over.
     
  2. henney penny

    henney penny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anyone???
     
  3. write2caroline

    write2caroline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chicks were wobbly for a day or so and then they were fine.

    Hope yours is okay too. I don't have silkies - try posting on the hatching thread. I bet you will get more opinions from people who know silkies better.
    Caroline
     
  4. kipper

    kipper Chillin' With My Peeps

    We just hatched two a few weeks ago. I don't remember them being unsteady for that long. My daughter said she remebers them being more wobbly, kind of shakey.

    One of the Marans we just hatched took a long time to get steady. Doing great now.

    Oh, yeah, we figured out a sure fire way to sex Silkies. At 7 weeks you hear an awful noise similar to two pieces of metal scraping together. You watch your big Silkie extend it's neck and this horrible sound comes out. Boy.[​IMG]
     
  5. shellybean40

    shellybean40 Chillin' With My Peeps

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