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A few hours old chick

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Tamz, Nov 22, 2014.

  1. Tamz

    Tamz Hatching

    Nov 22, 2014
    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 Project Manager

    Jan 10, 2013
    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 Bird is the Word Staff Member Premium Member 7 Years

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    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 Crowing 5 Years

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] We're glad to have you.

    TwoCrows has given you a good answer.
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing 5 Years

    Jul 24, 2013
    [​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

    Apr 23, 2014
    My Coop
  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Good luck with the chick.
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 9 Years

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    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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