Can it be saved?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Baizer84, Feb 21, 2015.

  1. Baizer84

    Baizer84 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have this little guy. He had issues hatching and now, as you can see, there is a problem. Bigger problem is that it is an Ayam Cemani and I don't want him to die. I have him wrapped in a towel and I've been giving sugar water for several hours. He is chirping vigorously but not trying to stand at all. What should I do? Odds of survival?[​IMG]


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  2. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    I have read about chicks making it that were hatched out before the yolk was absorbed so there is always hope. I would say the best thing to do would be to put him in a small container and have it in the incubator and given time he may absorb the yolk. It's good that he isn't trying to move and get up, that gives him time and hopefully ability to adjust the rest w/o it rupturing. I believe near the end of the hatching 101 page there is a small section on this very thing. It's worth looking up.
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  3. Baizer84

    Baizer84 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Completely absorbed so far. I am beginning to have hope. He is being so loud. Sugar water is working so well.


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  4. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    That's awesome.
     
  5. Baizer84

    Baizer84 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Navel is completely healed and just went in the brooder with the other chicks from yesterday. He may die yet but he's up walking around and eating so I feel pretty great. Can't believe he has made it this far.


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  6. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Chances are pretty good now for him/her since it's absorbed the yolk and is active. (s)He's beautiful. One of the better quality more pure Ayam Cemani's I've seen. Bet he/she is going to be beautiful!
     
  7. Baizer84

    Baizer84 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He's alive and well. Fluffed up and running all over the brooder.


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  8. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    So great to hear that!
     
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    What a difference a day makes!! [​IMG]
     
  10. lazy gardener

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    Thanks so very much. Please do a favor and post an other report in about 7 days.
     

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