When should baby chick stand?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by LuvTheHens, Apr 27, 2008.

  1. LuvTheHens

    LuvTheHens Hatching

    Apr 27, 2008

    Newby here. 1 of 3 buff orph eggs hatched 4.5 hours ago. How long should it take to stand? It took 19 hours from pip to hatch.

    It will sit upright, but when it tries to move forward, it falls on its face. Peeps very loud and pecks strong at spots already. It's feet look a bit curled, and mid-leg joints (knees?) sit to side. Don't know what normal at 4.5 hours old is.

    Thanks for any suggestions or help you can provide. Sincerely, LTH
  2. Dodgegal79

    Dodgegal79 Songster

    Dec 1, 2007
    Princeton BC Canada
    Mine usually take a day or so, I don't take them from the bator until they are standing.

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