HELP!!! I don't know what's going on with the last chick, he piped and he's not making any sound, but you can see his beak opening and closing and bubbles coming out, its been going on for the last 2hours. What do I do? I'm at loss, that can't be normal?
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Here is the article, it has a section on malpositioned chicks ~http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/step-by-step-guide-to-assisted-hatching
Time is what your chick needs right now.
Thanks for the info, but I don't think I'll help out just yet. I don't think he's ready for the help yet. I do have some good news or at least I think its good, he just started to chirp and the bubbles stopped. The inner membrane is still very vascular so I'm going to wait, and wait some more. So I guess I hope that the lungs just weren't ready and he just needed time to adjust. Fingers crossed
Great news the chick is doing awesome, he is chirping, scratching, eating, & drinking. He had a rocky start, the first few days after he hatched I wasn't sure if he would make it. When he was old enough to be put with the other chicks he sat directly under the heat lamp and slept. After 2 days of that he started to drink and eat, and now he's just another chick in their little flock.
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That's good news! Thanks for the update!