A few hours old chick

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  1. Tamz

    Tamz New Egg

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    A few hours ago a chick hatched in my incubator. It is chirping constantly but is unable to stand it is just laying in the incubator. There is blood in the egg and on the wing of the chick. Is there anything I can do to save this chick? I am relatively new to incubating any help would be helpful. Thankyou[​IMG]
     
  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    Wish I knew the answer, try posting also under hatching and emergencies and hopefully someone will advise.

    Glad you joined us..hope there is something to help the baby.
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Just let the chick dry off and if no other eggs are pipping when he is dry, get him into the brooder. You might turn up the heat a bit for a day or so to give him a bit of a boost. Up around 97 or 98 degrees. Put 2 tablespoons of sugar in a quart waterer and fill with water. Dip his beak in the water when you first put him in the brooder and set him right near the water. Dip his beak in the water each hour so he gets some of this sugar water in him. Then tomorrow, if you have any poultry vitamins or even Poly Vi Sol, you can put either of these in the water. Weak chicks need Vit. B, E and Selenium. If he also has splay legs, you may need to tape up the feet so they stay in the proper position.

    Definitely stop by our Hatching Eggs section for more help with the little guy...https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/5/incubating-hatching-eggs

    Or even the Raising Baby Chicks section as well....https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/11/raising-baby-chicks

    Good luck and I hope the little guy makes it.
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] We're glad to have you.

    TwoCrows has given you a good answer.
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    X2 on Two Crows' advice. Good luck with the chick!
     
  6. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Good luck with the chick.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to the flock. I hope your little chick will be okay. When any chicks are born they may lay around for quite awhile before trying to stand or look around. Does he appear to have active bleeding?
     

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