Chick help

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by plecostrum, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. plecostrum

    plecostrum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All but 1 out of 11 hatched

    I had 4 shrink wrapped.
    3. Large yolks
    And few must of died last week

    Anyway

    The chick pipped but couldn't turn to zip. I could see membrane looked very tight so I did the unthinkableand helped
    took off a bit of shell to help. In end I had a chick in a clear rubber suit with just it's beak out so I did the wet towel think till eventually it got a foot out then it was on it's own

    Now the chick got out at 1am. But now 9 hrs it's still isn't fluff
    It's eyes look glued shut
    And it's rolling around like it's drunk lolol

    Is this normal?

    I was expecting a ball of fluff

    The feathers look stuck to the body

    Is it due for
     
  2. cletus the rooster

    cletus the rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    what is your incubator humidity?can take awhile to dry if you have high humidity.mine has been out for 12 hours and is just now starting to dry and get fluffy
     
  3. plecostrum

    plecostrum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had closed vents and it was 85

    Got it down to 65. Now opened vents

    Are yours walking? Or rolling around

    It might have that splay leg minor. It just don't seem to be able to put them underneath. The it kicks and over it goes

    One leg very prominently moving toe curling other not at all

    I put on some tape to see if that helps. But it still lying down of on it's back

    Could it be cause it's on it's own

    What can I put in make it feel more settled
     
  4. flgardengirl

    flgardengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sunny side up :)
    They will roll around and lay there and rest and sleep for up to 12 hours or so sometimes, especially if they had a hard hatch. It is totally normal, just let him rest for awhile. Don't worry about how he is walking until tomorrow. Congrats on your new baby.
     
  5. plecostrum

    plecostrum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He's got no lung problems lolol

    I just put a strap on legs he now a but more stable

    I put a towel in a butter dish so it smaller he can't summersault

    Still concerned about the eyes should I bath them?
    I thought they were eyes but it the buldge where eyeball is its bald his eyelids look like eyebrows lolol
     
  6. plecostrum

    plecostrum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fluffy but still not opened eyes lol
    How will he see the water and seed I tried to put him to it

    He's on utube take a look

    Removed splint his legs seem alot closer and underneath I'll keep eye on that
     

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