Question! need advice

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bantaclear, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. bantaclear

    bantaclear Out Of The Brooder

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    First time hatching chicks, and my first lil one hatched today :) Its only a few hours old and my concern is that it cant seem to hold up its neck. Is this normal for a newly hatched chick or should i worry?
     
  2. bantaclear

    bantaclear Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh and how long do the sleep after the hatch?
     
  3. hondo58

    hondo58 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Give it time. It's very tired from the journey. Let us know how it is in a few hours. They flop around pretty good until they are dried off...like a drunken sailor.

    They sleep on and off all the time...like they have narcolepsy....they just konk out.
     
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  4. bantaclear

    bantaclear Out Of The Brooder

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    ok thank you it just acts like its head is to heavy. It does flop around really good tho lol
     
  5. cva34

    cva34 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Had a newly hatched Bob white Quail last weekend the same way.The next morning it was fine and mixed in with the others.Don't know which one any more there all fine and feathering out ,haven't lost a one out of 32...cva34
     
  6. bantaclear

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    thank you to those who commented. The little guy/girl is now doing great, wabbling around and even ate a few bites. It has the cutest feathered feet [​IMG]
     

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