URGENT Newborn is it deformed?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by stormie, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. stormie

    stormie Out Of The Brooder

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    Here's a fuzzy picture:

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    It hobbles and hasn't uncurled it yet. Is this normal since it only just hatched? The ducking only hatched about five hours ago. Please tell me it isn't deformed. If it is what can I do?
     
  2. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    It really should be left in the bator for at least 12hr,to dry off. I would give it a day or so then see.
     
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    It can take them a full day to get their act together. I would make sure it is in a warm brooder and let it rest and sleep and not worry about it until Day 2 is well in progress. It can take geese and ducks 2 or 3 days to get their webbed feet flat and moving in properly.
     
  4. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    What both posters have told you. Leaving it in the bator gives it a chance to get its sea legs underneath it, rest and fluff out. They are not active, active for a day or so just like any newborn animal, wobbly on their feet for quite awhile.
     
  5. stormie

    stormie Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you all for your help, so for the freak attack. I was just really afraid I guess. We will wait and see.
     
  6. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Dont worry about it, you're not the only one whose had a "freak attack" today. [​IMG]

    Here lately it seems like they are becoming more and more common as people fail to properly research incubation before they actually start incubating.

    My day isn't complete unless I read at least 3 to 4 "freak attack" posts..... [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. Wild Chicken

    Wild Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And than there are those of us that read, and read, and read, and read some more, and STILL have freak attacks!!! [​IMG] Just as new parents "freak" about a pending new born.....I am freaking as we speak for my chicks. [​IMG]

    So don't let anyone make you feel bad for the "attack" LOL....I'm right there with ya!! [​IMG]
     
  8. stormie

    stormie Out Of The Brooder

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    It's fine now. Thanks for all the help though you guys! I'm so glad it's okay!
     
  9. BawGock

    BawGock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I agree! I think the more you read the bigger the freak attack!
    Kind of like raising kids!
    Carolyn
     
  10. 98 gt

    98 gt a man of many... chickens

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    are they webbed?? cant really tell from the pic..
     

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