Is my chick acting normal?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Wyandotte96, Aug 27, 2013.

  1. Wyandotte96

    Wyandotte96 Chirping

    Jan 22, 2012
    I had a broody hen that was setting on eggs and I forget that she was sitting on eggs (fair week) and yesterday I was throwing out the eggs because she had been sitting on them for to long. I picked up an egg and it started to peep. I ran inside and started to slowly and carefully chip the egg. I saw the chick trying to get out, I got him out and put him in my incubator ( eggs hatching tomarow[​IMG]). He survived the night and was walking around the incubator, I put him in my brooder and he could walk around. But when he sits he wobbles and will sometimes fall forwards or backwards. Also sometimes he shakes his head and falls forward.
    I am worried maybe I got him out to early. Any help is appreciated.

  2. jdoane

    jdoane Songster

    Aug 7, 2013
    Western Massachusetts
    I am a total newbie but my chicks were very wobbly for a day after arriving from the hatchery. And yours was even younger than mine since you had it from the first moment. The do just seem pretty clutsy at first! I hope it's ok!

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