how long till my newly hatched chick to walk

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dragontamer56, May 19, 2011.

  1. dragontamer56

    dragontamer56 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 13, 2011
    my chik just hatched and is about 17 hours old and is still not walking. She just hobbles around a little but is just haning under the light. I was just wondering when she will start walking.
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    I've had a few chicks that I worried about because at first, they seemed to sort of sit on their knees and not really walk much, or struggle to walk.....It seems like they just need another day or so, and then they're off and running with the rest....

    I think it must take sooo much energy to be cramped up in an egg, and then I think it takes a while fro them to stretch and work out those little kinks.....

    I'll bet tomorrow, the chick will be just fine. [​IMG]
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