newborn chick question

mickbear

In the Brooder
10 Years
Apr 21, 2009
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milner
my newborn chick was born this morning around 11:00 am... It is now 8:15 pm eastern time - the chick is rolling around the incubator and having a difficult time standing.. After this period of time should it be standing and stretching its feet out? The shell seemed to have a lot of blood in it this morning...

This is our first hatch - our other hatch last night seems to be doing fine... I did notice today it continued to peck at the other chick as it rolled around in the incubator...

Any replies will be appreciated..

Thanks,

Cheryl
 

Red&Yellow

Songster
10 Years
Sep 30, 2009
563
2
129
Frederick County, MD
Nope, sounds normal to me (although I must confess, I've only one hatch under me belt)

Mine took quite a while to get their landlegs, so wait a day or two before you start to worry
 
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VredenburgS

In the Brooder
10 Years
Nov 15, 2009
99
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Reed City, MI.
If it's still unable to stand or one leg goes out from under it...it may have "spraddle leg" (Think thats how you spell it) one of mine had it and you have to tie its ankles together with a bandaid or tape to fix it.......hope its up and running around now....
 

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