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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by VioletBlueIvy, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. VioletBlueIvy

    VioletBlueIvy Songster

    Jan 29, 2010
    Hi, this is my last chick to hatch last night, it almost didn't make it but we couldn't stand it anymore and it fought so hard for 2 days we helped it out. He is coming around nicely except for this....



    I have tried to look this up and all I found was unabsorbed yolk, but it doesn't look like that???
    I took it out of the incubator late last night b/c it was a little bloody, and put cornstarch on it to stop the bleeding. It's is in a little box on paper towels in the brooder with the others so it can see and hear them, and they him. He has only been hatched for about 18 hours, the others are 2 days old now.
    Any advice? Thanks!
  2. VioletBlueIvy

    VioletBlueIvy Songster

    Jan 29, 2010
    Anybody? Am I in the right place?
  3. rrgrassi

    rrgrassi Chirping

    Jun 19, 2010
    Royse City
    Yes, I beleive you are in the right place. I am suprised that no one has answered.

    I still have 3 of 10 that hatched with out the help of a brooder. The mama hen did a real good job. It was hawk that had a snack of the other seven. So I just let nature take it's course. Sounds mean, but they are not pets to me, but I do care for them to let them have the best life they can, while I collect eggs.
  4. TyrannosaurusChix

    TyrannosaurusChix Songster

    Jul 13, 2010
    Savannah, NY
    just leave it alone, it should dry up and fall off when its ready.
  5. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

    Aug 11, 2009
    Taunton, MA
    I had a chick with that that i helped out. He died around three weeks. But it did fall off around two weeks later.
    Maybe you should try wetting it and see if it comes off?
    The only thing that worries me is i have read in many places if a chicken that has pasty butt doesnt have his butt cleaned he will die. Im worried the same thing will happen here. Thats why I would Just work it and see what happens. Make sure there isnt any living flesh or organs or anything [​IMG]
  6. carrlr

    carrlr Songster

    Mar 31, 2010
    Southern Illinois
    Don't mess with it. It should dry up and fall off on it's own. IMO just make sure it isn't building up with poo and that the others aren't pecking at it. Good luck.
  7. NoSkiveez

    NoSkiveez NoSkiveez Poultry

    Dec 27, 2009
    Casa Grande
    My Coop
    I had a chick like that. I separated it and it dried up and fell off/closed up. Then I put her back with the others when it was all better. She's fine today.
  8. VioletBlueIvy

    VioletBlueIvy Songster

    Jan 29, 2010
    Quote:That is good to hear! Thank you!
    Thanks for all your responses and well wishes [​IMG]
  9. VioletBlueIvy

    VioletBlueIvy Songster

    Jan 29, 2010
    Just thought I would post an update on this chick.
    It died, lived about one week. It did not grow at all. No infection or anything, it was eating and drinking and pooping (though not much) then yesterday am it just started acting a bit lethargic and in a few hours it was gone. I think this problem is a sign of something congenital/ or a deformity caused by the messed up incubator temps? I had 3 like this, two died in the shell, this one nearly did, but we intervened. Apparently there was a good reason. I just wish I knew what it was....

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