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Rhea Chicks

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When it first hatches, the chick is still wet and must remain in a warm hatcher for up to 24 hours. Once it is dry, the chick can be moved into a "brooder box" where it remains for two to three days. It will not eat or drink for the first few days of its life, but will rather digest the remaining yolk sac in its belly.