How long till a chick can walk steadily around without falling?

bettyboopgirlie

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Hi about how long does it take a chick to walk without falling over? This chick was rescued from its shell yesterday after great advice from one of your users..and I was wondering if him walking around very wobbly after 12 hours is normal? Chick was very big so he could not zip the shell on his own.
 
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pips&peeps

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Jan 18, 2008
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If you had to intervene, it is probably a little weak. Usually they sleep alot for the first day or two and then start running everywhere.

I would give it another day or two. Make sure the little one is eating and drinking though.

Sometimes though, there is a reason why the chick cannot get out of the shell, it is either too weak or there is an abnormality.
 

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