Quail chick ?'s

Discussion in 'Quail' started by HobokenChickenEmergency, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. HobokenChickenEmergency

    HobokenChickenEmergency Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2009
    1) One of my chicks is all crunchy. He never fluffed up. I even tried wetting him with warm water and putting him back in the hatcher, but no dice. He looks horrible. There's no membrane stuck to him, just crunchy down (if that makes any sense).

    2) Are they supposed to stagger around like drunken sailors? The 4 that hatched yesterday morning are lurching around, knocking each other over. The 2 day old (chick #1) is stomping around ok (most of the time), but even he props himself up against the wall to sleep -- or else he tips over and gets stepped on by the lurchers.

    My only chick experience was 2 years ago with day old chickens. I seem to remember them being a lot more coordinated.

    Chick # 1 walks SO loud! I could hear him stomping around all night. I'm really surprised dh wasn't complaining, although he WAS a little annoyed at the conglomeration of cats hanging around outside our bedroom door this morning. I guess they could hear the stomping too. [​IMG]
  2. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

    Jul 18, 2008
    Indiana, Pennsylvania

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