In the Brooder
- Dec 20, 2015
My chick pipped 2 days ago, I decided to back off and let nature do what it was supposed to and see what would happen. Well, today he still made no progress, so I decided it was time to intervene. When I started to help, the membranes were not bleeding and he smelt kinda foul. After I continued to help, I could see that his membranes were stuck to him, so I got a cup of warm water and dunked his body in to losen up the dry membranes(not his head or beak). Needless to say, he had absorbed all of the yolk, so I knew that I was fine, but now that he is out, he will not straighten out, he chooses to stay in the shape that he was in inside the egg. Whenever I was getting him out, everything seemed normal on his body except the fact that he would not straighten out his neck, I do not know if it is broken bent down or what? I'm a newbie at all of this, so I can use some advice. I do want to give him a chance, but I am considering culling him if his condition does not change.