Should i worry that its been 18 hours and....(pic)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BellLisamo, Mar 20, 2009.

  1. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    the chick hasnt tried walking around???? Must be really tired. Heres a picture of it when it was a couple of hours old


    it was chirping when i took the pic. its not dying
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  2. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    I am new to hatching, only done 2, but it seems to me it should be walking by now. Anyone else?
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I'd give it at least 24 hrs to walk, and if it really doesn't start, 72 hours before worrying.
  4. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    heres a new picture

    it seems to be getting up and looking around now! its the ONLY chick in the bator, it was in with the ducks. I should name it a duck name lol
  5. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 21, 2009
    Columbia river gorge
    Just name It DUCK [​IMG]
  6. LilBizzy

    LilBizzy Chicken Storyteller

    May 20, 2008
    Name it Chuck..
    I had a little one that really didn't walk around the first 24 hours. It was small, too. I kept it in the incubator with a buddy for more than 24 hours because the others were just stepping all over her, and pecking her horribly.
    Even now, at 2 weeks old, it doesn't seem to walk and run around as much as the others. But it eats and drinks, and seems fine other than not being as active.

    She's a real cutie!!
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2009

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