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

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bettyboopgirlie, Mar 26, 2008.

  1. bettyboopgirlie

    bettyboopgirlie New Egg

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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.[​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2008
  2. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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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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