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Chick needs help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by klf73, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    It's been almost 48 hours since I had a chick hatch that had a problem and with the help I got here it seems to be a rough naval. The red stuff that was behind is dried up but hasn't fallen off. The chick is a little smaller than the rest and was very energetic yesterday. It seems to be fading. Is there anything I can do to give this chick the best possible chance? It lays by itself except for when one other chick comes to lay with it, and they don't seem to be picking on it. Should I move it back to the incubator? Any supplements to give? Vitamins? any help would be greatly appreciated
    Krista
    ps if it were intestines it would have passed before now right?
     
  2. dacjohns

    dacjohns People Cracker Upper

    Is it just a think little thread like thing, like its umbilical cord? And it is dried up. It doesn't look like blood is still in it.

    The yolk sac is absorbed?

    One on my chicks had a similar problem and I snipped it with a pair of fingernail/eyebrow scissors.
     
  3. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    no it is not thread like, we thought it was what was left of the yolk sac. it is too close to the body and I dare not trim it, whatever it is. I need help, I think the longer I wait the worse it will be.
    Krista
     
  4. dacjohns

    dacjohns People Cracker Upper

    Can you post a picture?

    I noticed 2 or 3 of your posts with similar problems. If it is all the same problem please keep it to one thread. It will make it easier to get help.
     
  5. LuannKeller

    LuannKeller Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When you have a weak chick you can entice them to eat by putting ground chick start and oatmeal into a bottle cap with water - a kind of chickie soup - they love it and it gets them eating. I have nursed a few runts through using that - I hope it helps.
     
  6. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    here is a pic, the white flecks are pieces of shell I couldn't get out before [​IMG] . the only polyvisol I havehas iron, is that ok?
    Krista
    [​IMG]
    sorry quality isn't great, had to use my phone
     
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2008
  7. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    Could it have been intestines? it was eating and drinking great until at least early afternoon
    Krista
    Sorry about double posting but i was panicking
     
  8. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    I'm not holding much hope, it keeps laying down, sometimes on its side and barely wakes when I pick it up. [​IMG]
     
  9. dacjohns

    dacjohns People Cracker Upper

    Sorry, I really don't know what it is or what to do besides try to get it to drink some water with a little sugar in it. Two tablespoons of sugar to a quart of warm water.
     
  10. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    It passed, thanks for trying
     

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