#8 was out and about when I got home.... 100% hatch from lockdown!! (66% from start of incubation..) The broody currently has 4 of the babies under her... Gonna try and slip some more under her after dark tonight. She's being such a good mommy to the first 4... So cute!
I posted this in the emergency section but I thought I'd add it here incase some of you might know what to do.
One of our 4 week old serama chicks isn't walking. This has been going on for about 5 days now. She is the only one that acts like this. I figured she had botulism because I examined their chick starter and it had mold growth in it. I also found some bright green poop in the bedding. I cleaned out the brooder and got new feed. She eats and drinks well and walks to the food and water when I refill them. She is unstable and shakes.
I feed her boiled egg every morning and they get medicated chick starter during the day. I have tried dissolving vitamin b12 tablets in the water. I also tried vitamin electrolyte mix that has riboflavin. She isn't worse, but she isn't better. Will she ever walk again? Should I do therapy with her? If so, how do I do that?
I have been handling her a lot keeping her away from the others. I noticed that I haven't seen her poop.
Any suggestions would be appreciated! Thank you!
I have no idea but good luck!!
Interesting, rock number 4 just came out, but needed a bit of help. The shell was cracked all the way around, but it only zipped the membrane in about two 1/2 inch places. The shell is very thin (old hen), almost crumbled when I touched it, but the membrane was thick and harder to get through. The moisture on the membrane was fine. It was just tough. I wonder if that is why some chicks don't hatch after lockdown for some people. Maybe the shell and the membrane have to be just the right formula of thickness, for the chick to use them together to get out. I just took a pen and unzipped the membrane for it a part of the way, and it is fine. Not sticky or dry or anything. I don't know that it would have gotten out on it's own, because it would have had to zip around one more time. Still waiting on my special silkie. It is taking it's sweet time. But, I will wait it out. It pipped about 24 hours ago, so hopefully it will start unzipping soon.
I want more of these!
Look at those fluff butts!
back of your head?? bar fight brawl lol
I've been gone a few days, skipped lots of posts. Congrats to those with new chicks and to those who failed don't give up. My Broody has now been sitting for 31 days today is day 20 for her egg so hopefully we'll see a cute chickie either today or tomorrow. The egg is from a Rosecomb bantam and La Bresse mix hen and the rooster is an Easter Egger. Does anyone know if the Pea comb or the Rosecomb is dominant? I'm hoping for a Rosecomb on this chick if it hatches!