Sad update on this pretty yellow chick.. s/he did not make it through the night.
I have one EE that hatched on its own last night and has a big belly and stays on its back kicking its feet. I wonder if anyone has had this issue and how to help this chick? He's got strong lungs and chirping away trying to move around but cant. Advice??
sorry about your chick.
For your EE chick, do you have anything down in the hatcher/ incubator like paper towels or shelf liner to help them get some traction to stand? If you have other eggs pipped and your humidity is up high, you can try to turn the chick with legs underneath it and see if it can stay upright. Watch for the legs to shoot out straight by the head or to the sides (spraddle/ splay legs). It's not unusual for them to have big bellies from absorbing the yolk.
Keep us posted and if you can get a pic that might help us to give you a better idea of what's going on. Hopefully it's just tired and needs a little more time to get its bearings.
Yep yep!! If you hear chirping and don't see a pip in the shell, you've got an internal pip!