Ah Houston, we have a problem...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by janjan1, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. janjan1

    janjan1 Songster

    Feb 26, 2008
    Armuchee, GA
    I hatched out over the weekend 7 eggs from my own flock. EE mixed. All 7 of the original 12 hatched. the last two that hatched have problems. One is almost "head heavy". Can not raise it's head, and it staggers backwards. I feel this baby will not make it. The other one, the very last one to hatch, has it's egg yolk not absorbed. It is about as big as a small marble. It is evident that it is the egg yolk, not intestines. It is very healthy otherwise, cherping, trying to walk around, very alert. I have isolated this baby as I feel the others may try to pick at the egg yolk or tramble this baby. Other than giving each of these babies time, is there anything else I can do for them?
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2010

  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Time, warmth without humidity, water, starter and isolation. good luck.

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