What do newborn chicks do?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by noobchicken, Aug 8, 2013.

  1. noobchicken

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    An egg just hatched. The baby chick is chirping and rolling around in the incubator. Is this normal?
     
  2. Triple Willow

    Triple Willow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep that's normal. It's best not to open the incubator until the chick is dry. It will probably roll around all over the incubator, but it is fine. lol
     
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    Thanks for the quick reply!!! I was worried. This is my first chick I've hatched. Others we bought. How long after hatch do they start walking
     
  4. Triple Willow

    Triple Willow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It shouldn't be long before it will be walking. You can do a search on here, maybe type in hatching eggs or incubation. I hatched some for the first time in February. I didn't know anything when I did it. lol

    Let me see if I can find you some info...
     
  5. Triple Willow

    Triple Willow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sally Sunshine is great. You might PM her and she could point you to some good information.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-101

    Good luck to you. I hatched mine out in Feb and they just started laying about a week ago at a little over 19 weeks old. Have fun! :)
     
  6. noobchicken

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    It seems like writhing hours it will start to walk
     
  7. Triple Willow

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    I can't remember exactly but it seems like within maybe an hour mine were up walking around real well.
     

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