Upside Down Chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by we2hens, May 18, 2012.

  1. we2hens

    we2hens In the Brooder

    May 15, 2012
    I just hatched out my 2nd chick ever. The first one did great and is in her brooder box. The 2nd one hatched out yesterday morning and a few times now while still in the incubator it gets flipped over somehow onto its back and seems like it can't get right side up again. I have helped it right itself after a time.

    Is this normal for chicks? I didn't notice this with the other one, so to me this is weird.

    Any help or suggestions would be greatly greatly appreciated since I'm a newbie in the world of incubating/hatching.
  2. Habibs Hens

    Habibs Hens Cream Legbar Keeper

    Mar 31, 2012
    London, UK
    My Coop
    yes its normal the chicks are finding there legs and end up back flipping

    i decided not to help my chicks and they managed to get up ok and it also helps them get stronger to do it them selves

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