Chick too soon?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Sgsf, May 17, 2011.

  1. Sgsf

    Sgsf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is my first time ever I've seen a chick actually in it's egg. Their was a big hole in the side of the egg, and the chicken was squeaking like any other chick, and it was breathing fine. It looked stuck to me, but I wasn't really sure. There was no hen sitting on top of the egg. But I'm not sure it could've been there long. Anyways, I helped chip off pieces of the egg, then turned it upright and the chick dropped out (not far, I was holding it to the hay so it didn't actually fall). Anyways, it's now up under a hen. It's eyes looked very huge compared to other chicks. I don't know if it's because the fur was wet and not puffy...but it looked as if it's eyes were huge.

    I know I probably did something wrong. But will it be ok?
     
  2. Alexis

    Alexis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's always scary the first time!

    I'd say that if your chick is up, moving around normally, and huddled up under a hen to dry off then it should be just fine.
     
  3. Axle Quails

    Axle Quails Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i had to hatch a duck it was stuck just made a hole and 24 hours and 48 hours pasted still werent unzipping and i helped it and now it out a moving [​IMG] - so it must of been stuck
     

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