2 weak chicks after long hatch

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by claud, Mar 23, 2008.

  1. claud

    claud Songster

    Dec 12, 2007
    I had a decent hatch from my Marans eggs - 21 hatched out of 29 eggs(one not fertile). All are eating, drinking, and healthy except the last 2 to hatch are weak. One had a bloody navel which did stop bleeding after a bit. The other one looks ok except weak and small. I got them both to take water from a dropper but they don't seem to be eating or drinking on their own. The worse of the two keeps it's eyes closed and just wants to sleep. Should I try giving them sugar water? Anything else I can do for them?
  2. DouglasPeeps

    DouglasPeeps Songster

    Feb 26, 2008
    I would try sugar water. I know I also tried putting honey on the beaks of my weaker ones. Hope this helps.

    If you move this thread to under "Raising Baby Chicks" there might be more people to give you ideas.

    Hope this helps!

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: