Is the chick ok?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Skye727, Sep 9, 2014.

  1. Skye727

    Skye727 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have cochin bantams hatching. I put one I the incubator so my 7 year old could watch it hatch. It hatched at 7 pm tonight after a long time of pipping. The chick is flopping around almost two hours later unable to
    Stand or lift it's head. Is this normal? I have only hatched then with a hen and I only see them fluffy and cute. How long until it will be fluffy?
     
  2. CharterChick

    CharterChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It takes mine up to 24 hours for complete fluff :) and they don't always walk right away. They are pretty tired from hatching ;)
     
  3. Skye727

    Skye727 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh good! I feel so bad that it's in there by itself. But mum glad my son got the experience of seeing a tiny chick born. One more is pipping under mom. Should get 7. Let's hope for 7 frizzle hens! Wouldn't that be nice? ;-)
     
  4. CharterChick

    CharterChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My daughter (8) wants me to get frizzles to mix in so we can get frizzles lol
     
  5. Skye727

    Skye727 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are so cute!
     

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