Born to soon? HELP!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lmdengler, Mar 23, 2018.

  1. lmdengler

    lmdengler Songster

    Jun 2, 2017
    Upstate New York
    55A14BDC-85BF-4111-9AF3-977AE32032B6.jpeg Someone help! This little fella started to hatch yesterday. 2 hatched before him. I came home from work this evening and he still hadn’t hatched out - he had a hole and was peeking out this morning but that was about where he wasn’t since yesterday. When I came home this evening- one one of the healthy running around chicks hand died and he still was in his egg. I took out the dead one and decided to help get him out of his egg because he seemed dead or very close to it. He’s peeping but definitely doesn’t look like he finished growing. He was all hard and crusty. And he has this lump of something on him. I gently soaked off the dried on yolk or sack. He’s chirping and took water and moving his legs and now flapping his little wings. His eyes are closed. What should I do?
  2. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

    Jun 14, 2017
    Central PA
    Clean the yolk with an antibiotic ointment or some very diluted iodine and immobilise him in a soft, warm rag so that he doesn't injure himself before the yolk fully absorbs.

    Hope the rest of your hatch does better.
    ButtonquailGirl14 likes this.

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