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How long does it take a chick to recover from hatching?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by zoomia, May 3, 2009.

  1. zoomia

    zoomia Songster

    Apr 6, 2009
    I had ONE out of a dozen eggs hatch last night, and I'm wonderng how long it takes to recover ... he's very wobbly on his legs and easily overturned. Is this normal? TIA!

  2. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    Mine where like that for a couple hours and then they got more steady.
  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    They stagger around like drunks for a couple hours then get steady on their feet, but they are still a little wobbly for about 24 hours.

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