Super dumb question? First time I've seen a chick hatch. This normal?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by TinyLittleFarm, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. TinyLittleFarm

    TinyLittleFarm Songster

    Mar 8, 2010
    The third chick of my first ever hatch just hatched. The other two hatched while I was away from the bator and by the time I found them they were up and peeping.

    This little guy just pulled himself from the egg and is sprawled out flat on his belly. He is breathing. Is he just exhausted from hatching? Or do I need to do something?

    God I feel like a noob. [​IMG]

  2. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    he/she is fine, tired from all that work...
  3. CCourson05

    CCourson05 Popping like kettle corn...

    Jan 5, 2011
    Hickory Flat, MS
    Baby chick is tired from all that struggling and pecking... he will get up and start running around
  4. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Songster

    Dec 17, 2010
    Under Your bed
    It's normal. He's just tired. [​IMG]
  5. TinyLittleFarm

    TinyLittleFarm Songster

    Mar 8, 2010
    Okay, thanks. That was my assumption but I didn't want my inexperienced ignorant self to be ignoring a potential problem.

    Hatching this little munchkins is so fun! [​IMG]
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Time to pass out cigars.
  7. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:Welcome to the madness.

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