Originally Posted by Mylied
Here they are, flopping around like dummies. I know they might not make it, but since they've made it this far I've named them. The yellow one is Cassandra (moisturize!) and the black one is Nick Andros because he's mute. He opens his little mouth but no sound comes out. I have a class this morning and then I'm going to pick up some vitamins. I'm probably going to give it to both of them, although Nick appears ok. I'm going to get some iodine for their navels, unless anyone tells me not to. They are fluffing up and Cassandra is peeping vigorously.
Out of my chicks with issues that hatched like this, I e had 2 make it... I posted in hatching with friends thread too, it popped out star gazing and swollen feet, one leg was away from the body up at the knee/hip... it was flopping then later pushing itself around on its belly. I have it a couple drops of rooster booster vitamin stuff straight from my finger within hours of it being free from the egg. The water doctored with electrolytes and probiotic... I thought it was a mushy chick with heart issues (swollen feet)... it was a HUGE Wyandotte chick... I repeated vitamins next day (it hatched at night)... its name is Houdini. Every contraption I tried to rig it into to hold the leg in and keep it from flipping over n such it would get out of. He's now 10 days old or so, and even though I never managed to really treat the leg for longer than a couple hours at a time, it corrected! He's running around with the others. I. Ought 2 Wyandotte chicks and you can see the difference between his growth and a normal chick, but he's still fighting, and manages to grab n keep his own micro worms
So still hope! If they flop all over, wrap them up n put them in a small cup or bowl...give them a few drops of water or vitamins or both and just let them finish up developing, if that's what it is(I have tended to think this way)... the ones I left to flop all over always found the coldest area of brooder, and I wonder if that could have killed them