Question: When does baby chick stand?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by LuvTheHens, Apr 27, 2008.

  1. LuvTheHens

    LuvTheHens New Egg

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    Apr 27, 2008
    Hi,

    Newby here. 1 of 3 buff orph eggs hatched 4.5 hours ago. How long should it take to stand? It took 19 hours from pip to hatch.

    It will sit upright, but when it tries to move forward, it falls on its face. Peeps very loud and pecks strong at spots already. It's feet look a bit curled, and mid-leg joints (knees?) sit to side. Don't know what normal at 4.5 hours old is.

    Thanks for any suggestions or help you can provide. Sincerely, LTH
     
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2008
  2. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    You don't have them on newspaper do you. I would give it more time. Maybe you should post this over on Emergencies. Someone may answer you faster.
     
  3. LuvTheHens

    LuvTheHens New Egg

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    Apr 27, 2008
    Thanks. Will Do.
     

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