Chick assisted hatch after days in shell

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by aliciaperez89, Oct 5, 2016.

  1. aliciaperez89

    aliciaperez89 Hatching

    Oct 5, 2016
    After days in the shell I finally helped the chick out. It's very week, still breathing but not moving or opening eyes. What can I do to help it survive?? It's yolk is fully absorbed. [​IMG]
  2. n8ivetxn

    n8ivetxn Songster

    Nov 15, 2011
    Elma, Washington
    I responded to your first inquiry - but, since I'm here - how many days ago did this chick pip? They can go quite a while without needing anything....

    If you have some sav-a-chick or other electrolytes, give it a tiny amount now and then. If you do not have any electrolyte, you can google home made electrolytes for chickens and get some simple recipes.

    Keep it warm, let it rest.... Good luck & keep us posted!
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